1448 Crystal Palace, New York – Stamped Mount
Print: Baxter - CL 189 - The famous New York Exhibition of 1853 or as it should be correctly titled The Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations held at what is now called Bryant Park in New York. It ran from July 1853 to November 1854. The building and fair were based on the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.
This was used as a Frontispiece to the very rare book New York Crystal Palace by Carstensen & Gildemeister (the architects of the building) as well as being issued separately by Baxter. Signed on the right-hand corner, "Published Septr. 1st, 1853, by George Baxter, Proprietor & Patentee, London,"
A man with sandwich board can be seen in foreground which states "Baxter's Gems of the Exhibition now exhibiting in the Crystal Palace." Baxter had a stand at the fair which was run by his American agent and by 1853 would have included many productions including the earlier published prints from the Great Exhibition in London
The print was produced from a plate and eleven blocks, and was sold originally at 3s. 6d.
Size (cm ht x w): 14 x 31.8 (image) 20.6 x 39.8 (mount)
State: On original stamped mount which has been slightly trimmed
Condition: The print is in pristine condition, light toning to right hand side of mount and very light crease top left corner of the mount
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