Some slight damp marks and a little marginal foxing, but overall the image is in good condition.
WONDER OF THE WORLD
Dickinson Brothers, 114 New Bond Street,
Image Size 19.5 x 13.75 inches with good margins. Mounted on board. A close-up of one of the numerous galleries in the exhibition, this one showing an impression of what a Mediaeval Court would have looked like.
Such was the popularity of the Great Exhibition several London publishers produced large views of this phenomenal extravaganza. The view depicts a number of finely dressed Victorian patrons of the exhibit milling around an area that is dressed to resemble a Mediaeval era Court, complete with a glass case of antiquities from that era that is being closely admired. In the 1850s there was a very strongly influence of Gothic revival and all things Mediaeval were adapted into contemporary design.
[Stock No. 25503]