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1951 Photogravure Cruikshank Art Crystal Palace Exhibition World Fair XEQ6

1951 Photogravure Cruikshank Art Crystal Palace Exhibition World Fair XEQ6

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This is an original 1951 black and white photogravure of an interior view of the opening of the Crystal Palace Exhibition, also referred to as the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, which took place in Hyde Park, London, England in 1851.

CONDITION

This 60+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Photogravure; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 5.5 inches; 20 x 14 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Cruikshank, George. Artist name printed on page - bottom right of image.

George Cruikshank (1792-1878)

An incredibly gifted artist, Cruikshank's work became renowned internationally after he illustrated several of Charles Dicken's books over the years. Caricatures and satirical cartoons were his first love, and he was extremely skilled in both. Ironically, after passing commentary for years on the political and social states of his great British nation, his life was held under a lens after his death and found to be just as satirical as his work. It was discovered that Mr. Cruikshank had fathered a grand total of 11 illegitimate children over the years with his exhausted mistress Adelaide Attree.

Keywords specific to this image: International Exhibition

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