The Great Exhibition of 1851

The Great Exhibition of 1851 (Fan)

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Title

The Great Exhibition of 1851 (Fan)

Subject

The Great Exhibition

Description

This fan commemorates the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations of 1851. Prince Albert organised the exhibition to celebrate the products and manufactures of the world. The site was Joseph Paxton’s ‘Crystal Palace’ in Hyde Park in London. Fans were part of the exhibition, both as items of display and as souvenirs of the event. This fan was probably one of the more expensive souvenir versions. It has bone sticks rather than the less expensive wood ones. The reverse of the fan leaf is printed in gilt with vignettes of female silhouettes alternating with coats-of-arms.

Creator

Unknown

Publisher

NA

Date

1851 (made)

Contributor

Given by Miss Farrar

Rights

Copyright, The Victoria and Albert Museum

Format

Hand-coloured printed paper, pierced bone, inlaid with silver, printed in gilt

Language

English

Identifier

In Storage, Museum Number: T.290-1971

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Citation

Unknown, “The Great Exhibition of 1851 (Fan),” The Great Exhibition of 1851, accessed December 15, 2017, http://1851exhibition.org/items/show/17.

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