The Illustrated London News offered a visual guide to the exhibition, gallery by gallery, which showed that despite its organization according to many different national and other categories, the Great Exhibition frequently placed works of Western, often British, sculpture directly next to displays from India, Turkey, Japan, and China. Unlike the more precise renderings of the Art Journal, which provide a record of the exhbition detailed enough to convey a good idea of many items, the guide provided free by The Illustrated London News renders many statues very, very crudely. Its artists were much better depicting contemporary clothing. — GPL [scans by PVA]

Visitors to the Exhibition

Plates of the Exhibitions

References

The Illustrated London News (6 March 1852): 1.


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