Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851. The Reports by the Juries on the Subjects in the Thirty Classes into which the Exhibition was Divided. VOL. II.

Object Name
Artist/Maker
Object Type
Category
Photographs
Date
c. 1851
Medium
book containing 45 salted paper prints
Credit Line
Anonymous Gift, 2007
Object Number
2007/1940.2.1-.45
Location
Not currently on display but Available for viewing on Wednesdays from 1-4:30 in the Prints and Drawings Study Centre

Dimensions

Album: 35.4 × 27.5 × 7.5 cm (13 15/16 × 10 13/16 × 2 15/16 in.)

Description

Album volume bound in red Morocco leather, with gilt lettering on the front and back covers displaying the title, “EXHIBITION MDCCC.LI / REPORTS BY THE / JURIES”. The spine also has gilt lettering that reads “EXHIBITION / MDCCC.LI / JURY REPORTS”, and the volume number (VOL. II). The front and back cover of is elaborately stamped in gilt with a V & A (Victoria and Albert) emblem. The volume has gilded edges, and the endpapers are of royal blue silk. At the beginning of the volume is a special presentation page, bearing a dedication engraved in red and black, which reads: "Presented by Her Majesty's / Commissioners for the / Exhibition of M.D.CCC.LI. / To William Crossman, / Lieutenant Royal / Engineers."

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