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The Opening Ceremony of the Great Exhibition, London

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums

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Transcript of unidentified newspaper cutting in the collection's archives reads, regarding this work: "This is a large, finely designed, and admirably executed painting representing the opening ceremony of the Great Exhibition of 1851 in the presence of the Queen, the Prince Consort, the Duke of Wellington, and many others, whose portraits are clearly recognisable, that of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who officiated at the religious part of the ceremony, being especially so.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Nottingham


Date

1851

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 139.7 x W 106.7 cm

Accession number

NCM 1882-90

Acquisition method

purchased from Shepherd Bros, 1882

Work type

Painting


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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Friar Lane, off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL England

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