CRYSTAL PALACE, Sydenham, London. A circa 1859 view of the giant figures which dominated the tropical transept at the north end of the Crystal Palace. The two figures depict the Egyptian pharaoh Rameses II and were copied from those carved in the rock at the entrance to the temple at Abu Simbel. Philip Henry Delamotte
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EDITORS COMMENTS This print takes us back in time to the grandeur of the Crystal Palace in Sydenham, London. Captured around 1859 by Philip Henry Delamotte, it showcases the awe-inspiring interior of this iconic Victorian structure. The focal point of this image is undoubtedly the colossal figures that dominate the tropical transept at the north end of the Crystal Palace. These magnificent statues depict none other than Rameses II, an Egyptian pharaoh renowned for his power and splendor. Delamotte's meticulous attention to detail allows us to marvel at how these figures were faithfully recreated from their original counterparts carved into rock at Abu Simbel temple. The juxtaposition of these ancient Egyptian symbols within a modern glass and iron framework exemplifies the innovative spirit of Victorian architecture. The Crystal Palace itself was a testament to human ingenuity, serving as a showcase for technological advancements during its time. Delamotte's skillful composition captures not only the sheer size but also evokes a sense of wonderment that one must have felt upon entering this remarkable space. It transports us back to an era where artistry merged with engineering prowess, creating an atmosphere that still captivates our imagination today. This print serves as a visual reminder of our rich architectural heritage and invites us to appreciate both historical significance and artistic beauty found within such extraordinary structures like the Crystal Palace.
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