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
Sir Joseph Paxton (1801-1865)
Britain
1850
Ink on blotting paper
Width 28 cm x height 39.4 cm
Museum no. E.575-1985

Blotting paper is unsized. As a result it draws the ink into its matted fibres. causing the richness and lack of definition of the image.