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LOUIS HAGHE (1806-85)

The Great Exhibition: Moving machinery

c. 1851-2

RCIN 919979

The best of modern technology was featured at the Great Exhibition, and the machinery court, which impressed by the vast size of its exhibits, was a popular display. The figures in this watercolour are surrounded and dwarfed by the machinery which, it was said, ‘once seen can never be forgotten’. 

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