Waiting for Queen Victoria to arrive at the Great Exhibition in Crystal Palace. The glass and iron building was designed by Joseph Paxton and initially erected in Hyde Park, London. Elm trees were incorporated into the structure, along with sparrows and sparrow hawks to control them. Original Artwork: From Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Festival of Britain AA51_06896
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. An elevated view looking down onto the courtyard of the Regatta Restaurant on the South Bank Exhibition site during the Festival of Britain. The sculpture 'Stabile with Mobile Elements (Maquette for 'Cypress') by Lynn Chadwick can be seen in the foreground. Photographed by M W Parry in 1951.
'Cognoscenti in a Room hung with Pictures', c1620. Artist: Anon
'Cognoscenti in a Room hung with Pictures', c1620. In the left foreground men round a table under an open casement window with leaded lights examine books, prints and scientific instruments. In the right foreground another group is viewing paintings. All the wall space in the room is covered with paintings. From the National Gallery, London.
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