Crystal Palace, Sydenham, London: the Court of Lions of the the Alhambra Court

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RIBApix ref no RIBA60374
Architect/DesignerJones, Owen (1809-1874)
Paxton, Sir Joseph (1803-1865)
Wyatt, Sir Matthew Digby (1820-1877)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1854
Image Date1860
ViewInterior
StyleIslamic Revival
MediumPhotoprint
Library Reference21003/3
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Joseph Paxton designed the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park, London, while Owen Jones was responsible of the interior decoration and layout. When the building was re-erected at Sydenham in 1854, Owen Jones and Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt were responsible for the suite of Fine Arts Court, representing Persia, Greece, Egypt, and Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Madeira, Italy, and France.

Subject tags

glass, exhibition buildings, exhibition stands, iron, mosaics, decorative tiles