William Simpson (1823-99)
Souvenir of the Great Exhibition, The Foreign Department
Viewed towards the Transept
Museum no. 19625
The amount of glass required - 81.000 square meters - was so vast that the manufacturers, Chance Brothers of Birmingham, had to hire more glassblowers from France and Belgium. The building was, in a way, an exhibit too: a product of the new machine age.
This print can be found in Print Room Box 4.