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 Print Room Box 4.