27 - 28 June 2006
[GREAT EXHIBITION OF 1851.] MURRAY, Julia. Scrapbook containing numerous drawings, prints, photos, Christmas cards, Valentine's, manuscript quotations, signed by Julia Murray and dated 1859 on title-leaf.
8o (223 x 154 mm). English lacquer work binding, the front cover with a central view of the Crystal Palace pained on glass, with black frame and outer border in green, bold, black and white, mother of pearl bosses in each corner, plain black lacquer back cover, red morocco spine (some minor cracking to lacquer). Provenance: Julia Murray, who collected the pieces in the book; purchased from Emil Offenbacher, 5 April 1958.
A very fine painting on glass, showing the Crystal Palace at the 1851 Great Exhibition, animated with figures in the fashion of the day.
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