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Title What do you think of the Exhibition? A Collection of the best Descriptions and Criticisms, from the Leading Journals, concerning the International Exhibition: The building, the contents and the Commissioners' arrangements
Author(s) Kemp, Robert
Section Section III: The Visible Empire
Date 1862
Document Type Printed Book
Place of Publication London
Publisher James Hogg & Sons
Library National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum
Reference A.16.5
Region Europe, North America, South America, Australasia, Central America and the Caribbean, East Asia
Names Robert Kempt, Prince Albert, Prince Consort (pp14-15, 72), Queen Victoria (p13), Sir Richard Mayne (p14), Captain Fowke (pp14, 73), Mr. Clarkson Stanfield (p15), Bishop of London (pp16, 25, 38), The Archbishop of Canterbury (p16), Lord Derby (pp16, 22, 30), William Beverley (p16), Benjamin Disraeli (pp16, 25), Duke of Cambridge (pp21- 22, 30, 34, 40, 203), General Geffrard (p22), George Mifflin Dallas (p22), Baron Dampier (p22), Prince Esterhazy (p23), General Washington (p23), The Lord Mayor of London (pp23, 25), The Right Honourable William Cubitt (p23), Chancellor of the Exchequer (p23), Duchess of Cambridge (pp24, 26), Sir Charles Dilke (p25), Duke of Buckingham (p25), Messrs. Charles and Thomas Lucas (p25), Drummond Wolff (p25), Count Waldstein (p25), Count Szechenyi (p25), Duke of Newcastle (p25), Duke of Buccleuch (p25), Lord Granville (pp26, 34, 35), Crown Princess of Prussia (p26), Lord Palmerston (p26, 30), Tennyson (pp36-37), Prince of Wales (p133)
Places United Kingdom, England, City of London, Hyde Park (p41), City of London (pp134, 210, 224), Manchester (pp13, 46), France, Paris (pp46, 128, 133), Zollverein, Germany (pp4, 164), Belgium (pp128, 166), Austria (pp128, 164), Netherlands, Holland (pp128, 164), Switzerland (pp128, 166), Denmark(pp128,165), Sweden (pp128, 165), Norway (pp128, 165), Russia (p128), Turkey (p128), Greece (p128), Spain (pp128, 166), Portugal (p128), Italy (pp128,166), United States of America, USA (pp47,116, 132), Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick (p116, p133, 203), Latin America, Brazil (pp128, 132), Costa Rica (pp128, 132), Venezuela (p128), Uruguay (pp128, 132), Peru (pp128, 132), Guatemala (p128), Argentina, Argentine Republic (p128), Ecuador (p128), Australia, New South Wales (p134), Tasmania (pp116, 134, 203), New Zealand (pp134, 204), Africa (pp116, 203), Mediterranean (p116), West Indies (p116), Jamaica (p133), North East Asia, Japan (p132), South Asia, India (pp132-133)
Topics exhibitions, International Exhibition, contents, opening ceremony (pp13-69), opinions of the press on the opening ceremony (pp41-69), architecture, the building (pp70-98), late Prince Consort's last public address (p72), Captain Fowke's first design, description of Fowke's original design (p73), opinions of the press on the building and the decoration (pp90-98), the classification and arrangement of the building (pp99-100), details of exhibits, the contents of the exhibition (pp101-188), the industrial department (pp115-155), colonies, raw materials from the colonies (p116), 40 feet high gilded pyramid representing Australian gold (p116), Canadian timber trophy (p116), foreign courts (p128), colonial courts, descriptions of some of the principal contributions including raw materials, transport, textiles, wine, traditional artefacts (pp132-134), East India Company (p132), Indian specimens (p132) Canadian timber (p133), transport, railways & their impact on international relations & industry (p49), Great Western Railway (p133), Canadian railway system (p133), jewels and jewellery (p135), foreign (p149), weapons, great guns and small arms (pp150-154), the fine arts department (pp160- 188), Dutch, Austrian and German art (p164), British sculpture (p181), foreign sculpture (p184), the commissioners' arrangements (pp189-196), comparisons with Great Exhibition 1851 (pp195-196), state ceremonial of the declaration of the awards of the juries (pp197-206), the colonial awards, description of awards ceremony and the recipients (p203), Hudson Bay Company (p204), the foreign awards (p205), appendix (pp207-209), the number of visitors on Whit-Monday (p207), the French newspaper correspondents on London and the exhibition (pp210-224), M. Assolant's opinion of London (p210), English and French workman compared (p212), English hospitality (p218), character of the English (p219), English ladies (p221), England's treatment of foreigners (p222), England's ancient morals (p223), the dulness and monotony of London (p224), list of the portraits (p11), the absence of America (p47), class, labour & the working classes (p49)
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