Sir Joseph Paxton, Facsimile of the First Sketch for the Great Exhibition Building

Sir Joseph Paxton, Facsimile of the First Sketch for the Great Exhibition Building

Sir Joseph Paxton (1801-65)
Facsimile of the First Sketch for the Great Exhibition Building
About 1850
Pen and ink on blotting paper
Museum no. E.941-1983

The Crystal Palace was an impressive building: it had three storeys with a skeleton of cast-iron columns, the glass transept rose to a height of 33 meters, the length of the building was 562 meters and the width 124 meters.

This print can be found in Prints and Drawings Study Room box EDUC 4.