The Exhibition of Art-Industry in Dublin (1853)
Book ID: 67422
The Exhibition of Art-Industry in Dublin. Published by Virtue & Co, 1853. Pp vii, 64. Folio. Bound in contemporary full green diced morocco boards, spine with raised bands, compartments with gilt title & floral tooling, upper & lower boards with decorative floral panel in gilt. A very good copy.
An eight-page introduction followed by 64 pages of descriptive plates & drawings, covering all sectors of the Fine-Arts in Ireland.
The Great Industrial Exhibition in Dublin in 1853 was the largest international event to be held in Ireland12. It was entirely funded by William Dargan and was held in Merrion Square in Dublin, on the grounds of Leinster House. The exhibition lasted from May 12th to October 31st, 1853. It was the first international industrial exhibition to be held in the world after the London Exhibition at the Crystal Palace.
Queen Victoria, accompanied by the Prince Consort and the Prince of Wales, paid an official visit on August 29th.