Print: Baxter CL 168 – No 3 in Baxter’s well-known series of exhibits of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Sold separately and also used in Baxter own book ‘Baxter's Gems of the Great Exhibition’.
This view shows the Russian Department. From left to right the statues are ‘Rinaldi and Armida’ then ‘Greek Slave’ by the American sculptor, Hiram Powers and on the right is Mary Thorneycroft’s "Alfred the Great receiving from his mother the book of Saxon poetry."
The print was produced from a plate and ten blocks, and was originally sold at 3s.
Size (cm ht x w): 11.8 x 23.5 cm
State: Unmounted, rounded top corners, as when on Baxter’s mounts, stuck on paper, possibly a scrap book page which would explain why the prints has retained its colours so well
Condition: Excellent colours, minor repaired tear to right but now barely visible, please see image. Light creasing to the very bottom right hand corner
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