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The Great Exhibition: CM.431-1993

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Great Exhibition

Maker(s)

Engraver: Allan, David
Engraver: More, Jacob

Entities

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1993) by Simon, Jacob M. H. Esq.

Dating

Production date: AD 1851

Components of the work

Object composed of white metal Diameter (min) 44.7 mm Diameter 44.7 mm Weight 27.65 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Distant view of the exhibition buildings In exergue: Conjoined heads of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in medallion supported by two cherubs.

  • Text: THE BUILDING AT LONDON, FOR THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION1851
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Inscription

  • Text: THE MATERIALS ARE IRON AND GLASS; IT IS IN SHAPE A PARALLELOGRAM, 1848 FT. LONG BY 408 FT. BROAD, AND 66FT. HIGH; IT IS CROSSED MIDWAY BY A TRANSEPT, 108 FT. HIGH; ON THE NORTH SIDE IS AN ADDITION, OF 936 FT. IN LENGTH BY 49 FT. IN BREADTH, TOTAL AREA OF SPACE, 855,360 CUBIC FT., OR NEARLY 21 ACRES, ESTIMATED VALUE, £150,000. On a wide border around: THERE ARE 2,244 IRON GIRDERS, 3,300 COLUMNS, 202 MILES OF SASH BARS, AND 900,000 SUP: FT. OF GLASS.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.431-1993
Primary reference Number: 229316
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Thursday 29 August 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "The Great Exhibition" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/229316 Accessed: 2024-05-18 05:37:04

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