First Thoughts for the Building for the Great Exhibition of 1851

First Thoughts for the Building for the Great Exhibition of 1851

First Thoughts for the Building for the Great Exhibition of 1851
Joseph Paxton (1791-1865)
Britain
1850
Ink on blotting paper
Width 28 cm x height 39.1 cm
Museum no. E.575-1985

Paxton had these thoughts during a board meeting of the Midland Railway, hence the doodle on blotting paper. The sketches show a cross section and a side elevation.