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Stevens, Thomas, 1828–1888

A present from the Crystal Palace.

Coventry : T. Stevens, [1868?]
Physical Description:
1 silk picture : color ; 24 x 5 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NK9002.S8 P7 Box
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Visual Materials
The Crystal Palace was originally erected in Hyde Park, London, England, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. From 1852 to 1854, it was reconstructed at a new site in Sydenham, and the original Hyde Park design was modified with the addition of two additional transepts. The structure stood at this final location from 1854 until its destruction by fire in 1936.
"These Crystal Palace book-markers were woven there [i.e. at the Crystal Palace], for an 1868 advertisement gives the address 'Machinery Department, Crystal Palace, Sydenham,' and notes 'Where a loom producing these beautiful specimens of silk weaving may be seen in operation daily, and specimens obtained."--Godden.
A woven picture, machine-embroidered on silk. On white silk in red, purple, green, black, and gold.
Godden, G.A. Stevengraphs and other Victorian silk pictures, 345
Stevengraph bookmark featuring an image of the Crystal Palace as it was re-erected at Sydenham, in 1854. The descriptive text beneath this image reads: "Designed by Sir Josh. Paxton, M.P. Opened by the Queen, May 10th 1854. Length of Palace 1392 ft. Height of roof 200 ft. Length of hot water pipes 16 miles. Height of water tower 284 ft. Water in tower tanks, 2500 tons."
Subject Terms:
Bookmarks -- Specimens.
Crystal Palace (Sydenham, London, England) -- Pictorial works.
Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England)
Paxton, Joseph, Sir, 1803-1865.
Silk pictures -- Specimens.
Embroidery (visual works)
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