Print: Baxter - CL 169 - Published in Baxter's publication ‘Gems of the Great Exhibition’ and also issued separately by him.
It shows a portion of the Foreign Department. The statue on the left is that of "A Child, Dog, and Serpent," by M. Lechesne, and on the right is the companion group. In the centre is "The dead mother on the prairie with her living babe at her breast." Immediately behind the central group is another in bronze, called "The Death of the Stag," by Mr. J. De Bay, a French sculptor, and near it is a vase, bronzed by a then new process, and beyond is the stained-glass window by G. Bertini, of Milan, and in the extreme distance is the organ, by Gray and Davidson. In the gallery are specimens of the productions of the silk looms of Lyons, Austria, &c.
The print was produced from a plate and ten blocks, and was originally sold at 3s.
Date: Between 1852 – 1854
Size (cm ht x w): 11.7 x 23.8 (print) 23 x 35 (frame)
State: Over mounted in cream in a wood frame
Condition: Excellent colours, minor rippling on the paper bottom right corner, barely noticeable
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