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Joseph Nash (1809-78)

Prince Albert’s closing address at the Great Exhibition, 15 October 1851 dated 1852

Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour | 32.2 x 48.2 cm (whole object) | RCIN 919975

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This watercolour was mounted by Victoria and Albert in one of their albums. The Queen wrote in her journal after the closing ceremony that ʻto think that this great & bright time, is past, like a dream … seems incredible & melancholyʼ.