- Museum number
- Object: Opening of the Crystal Palace, Sydenham...
View of interior of the Crystal Palace upon its opening by Queen Victoria at Sydenham; the Royal Family, including the Queen, Prince Albert, and the Royal children, standing on dais to left; man dressed in military uniform reading from large sheet of paper in front of them; surrounded by crowds of spectators seated in galleries, and statesmen standing in foreground; statue of man, centre, and various trees, including pine, on right; illustration from unknown newspaper.
- Production date
- 1854 (circa)
Height: 307 millimetres (image)
Width: 493 millimetres (image)
- Curator's comments
- The Queen and Prince had visited many times during the reconstruction of the Crystal Palace building at Sydenham in South London. At the opening they were accompanied by the King of Portugal and “the cream of the aristocracy” (according to the Illustrated London News). It followed the ceremony for the original Crystal Palace, when the Queen opened the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park on 1 May 1851. In place of her pink crinoline, the Queen wore blue glacé silk and a white lace bonnet trimmed with roses; the Prince in Field Marshall’s uniform. Clara Novello, the soprano, sang “God Save The Queen”
Cataloguing supported by the Pilgrim Trust
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: The Great Exhibition 1851
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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