First Thoughts for the Building for the Great Exhibition of 1851
Joseph Paxton (1791-1865)
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.