The Opening of the Great Hive of the World

Made:
1851 in London
publisher:
David Bogue
artist:
George Cruikshank

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Print: The Opening of the Great Hive of the World May 1 1851 or The Industrial Exhibition of All Nations / Designed &
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Print. The Opening of the Great Hive of the World May 1 1851 or The Industrial Exhibition of All Nations / Designed & Etched by George Cruikshank; [London] Pubd by D Bogue 86 Fleet St 1851. Etching; image 21.5x43.3cm laid on sheet 44.3x56cm. Satirical take on the opening - the place is heaving, busy as a beehive; big flags flutter above as cheering crowds wave their hats and are held back by lines of soldiers, as Queen Victoria, Albert and the royal family make their way to the Crystal Palace entrance.

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1995-255
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Grosvenor Prints

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