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The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations
A COLLECTION OF 39 PHOTOGRAPHS FROM "THE GREAT EXHIBITION". [LONDON, 1851]
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The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations
A COLLECTION OF 39 PHOTOGRAPHS FROM "THE GREAT EXHIBITION". [LONDON, 1851]
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The Fine Art Society: 142 Years on New Bond Street

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The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations
A COLLECTION OF 39 PHOTOGRAPHS FROM "THE GREAT EXHIBITION". [LONDON, 1851]
39 salted paper prints (205 x 150mm., or the reverse), mounted on thick card, recto only, captioned in English on mounts, two backed on card, some spotting or staining, fading
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Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature, 1984

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A collection of photographs of precious artworks, sections on interiors with displays, and views from the publication Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851; Reports by the Juries on the subjects in the 30 classes into which the exhibition was divided. The set was originally comprised of four volumes illustrated with a total of 155 calotype prints, executed by Hugh Owen on waxed paper and by G. Ferrier on albumenised glass plates, and printed by Nikolaas Henneman on salt paper. "Only 100 presentation sets to members of Jury and other notables connected with the Great Exhibition were produced ... In addition 15 copies were presented to Fox Talbot for permission to use photographic publication which he had patented" (Gernsheim).

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) had introduced the revolutionary photographic process known as the calotype (or talbotype) in 1841. He was also the inventor of the salted paper. Nikolaas Henneman (1813-1889) served as Talbot's photographic assistant, and later set out on his own as a professional photographer.

The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, was otherwise known as the Crystal Palace Exhibition, referring to the glass and cast-iron building where it was held in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. It was famously the first in a series of World's Fairs, with more than six million visitors.

The Fine Art Society: 142 Years on New Bond Street

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