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The Great Exhibition, 1851: Gilt Bronzes by Vittoz
Salted paper print
15.2 x 21.0 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Photograph showing bronze and bronze gilt objects displayed in three tiers. The objects include clocks, candelabra, male and female figures and groups, lamps, jugs and other pieces. The display was by M. Vittoz and was recommended for a Council Medal at the 1851 Great Exhibition.
This photograph is from Volume III (RCIN 2800002) of ' Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851: Reports by the Juries on the Subjects in the Thirty Classes into which the Exhibition was Divided'. The incredibly successful Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, commonly known as the Great Exhibition, ran from May to October 1851. At the exhibition's conclusion, over 100 copies of the four volume 'Reports by the Juries' were distributed to foreign governments and notable participants. The reports consist of the juries' comments and assessments of the works displayed in the exhibition. The idea and decision to illustrate the reports with photographs is attributed to Prince Albert (1819-61).