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Eugène Louis Lami (1800-90)

The opening of the Great Exhibition 1851 dated 1851

RCIN 452380

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For the Queen, the opening of the Great Exhibition was ‘one of the greatest and most glorious days of our lives’, and she ensured that it was recorded by several artists. In this picture she receives the organising committee, headed by her husband. 

Commissioned by Queen Victoria

No. 298