Print: Baxter - CL 168 - One of Baxter’s series of prints featuring exhibits from the Great Exhibition of 1851. Included in the rare book Baxter's Gems of the Great Exhibition as well as being sold separately by Baxter.
It shows the Russian Department in the background and on the left is a magnificent candelabra exhibited by Russian artisans. The malachite doors shown took “as many workmen as could be employed at their construction for the whole year, day and night”.
The statues are, in the centre the "Greek Slave," by the American sculptor, Hiram Powers, on the left is "Rinaldi and Armida" and on the right "Alfred the Great receiving from his mother the book of Saxon poetry" by Mary Thorneycroft . The print was produced from a plate and ten blocks, and was originally sold at 3s.
Size (cm ht x w): 13.2 x 25
State: On card with gold border, most probably a cut down original mount
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