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Crystal Palace Portrait Gallery

Price: £5.00

Samuel Phillips

First published in June 1854 as part of the official handbook series for the Crystal Palace, this guide to the Portrait Gallery provides a catalogue of over 500 of those chosen for display, plus biographical information. In effect, this offers a directory of those held in high esteem by mid-Victorian London society. It’s a roll call of Britain’s heritage. Listed are artists and musicians, poets and dramatists, scientists, soldiers, statesmen, theologians, and royalty. Portraits were organised by nation: Greek and Roman, Italian, French, German, and English (notably, not ‘British’).

225 pages and a 12 page index

Only available on a cd as a PDF document.

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