Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 104 STG131 9

The front view of the Crystal Palace
the image of this silk picture was kindly donated by Carine Dierickx, Belgium

Woven on silk:-

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-

The Crystal Palace.

15.1cm deep by 22.3cm wide

5.8cm high by 13.6cm wide

by Austin Sprake:
The exterior view of the famous building, with green gardens and flower beds coloured red and yellow.

by Geoffrey Godden:
A landscape view of the exterior of the Crystal Palace - the building of the Great Exhibition of 1851 - originally built in Hyde Park but later moved to Sydenham, where it served for many years as a popular exhibition hall with fine ornamental gardens. It was destroyed by fire in 1936.
The subject was first included on label 21+10 of c. 1886. The early issues are found with card-mounts of type B2. Later ones have card-mounts of type C or E.

Other comments:
This silk is complementary to "The Interior" [st 108 on this site]


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