Stereoview of the Court of Inventions

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Stereoview of the Court of Inventions

Post by tulse hill terry » 8 Oct 2010 11:06

Just up for sale . . . . .

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Interesting daguerrotype stereoview just come up for sale, taken near the sign for the "Court of Invention." In the foreground John Gibson's Venus Venetrice, exhibited in 1862 as the Tinted Venus, original now at the Walker Gallery Liverpool. Behind is the work of Thomas Crawford, including the model of his Washington Monument.

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in this detail you can see that the Head of Bavaria by Schwanthaler, was displayed on a plinth over 24 feet high, so that the head itself was level with the first floor!

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Schwanthaler's "Head of Bavaria" during construction of the building. Delamotte ca. 1854

They seem to have built the Palace around it!

I've added it to the relevant place on the "walk through the Nave thread."

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