Proposed new site for the Crystal Palace
By KIDD; after T. BENHAM , 1851

Proposed site for the Crystal Palace in Battersea Park with a view of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, and of the Suspension Bridge now being erected over the Thames by E J.P.C, August 9th 1851.

British Isles London
  • Author: KIDD; after T. BENHAM
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: T. Benham del, Kidd lith., Day & Son to the Queen
  • Publication date: 1851
  • Physical description: Colour tinted lithograph, tear at upper right and lower centre, trimmed into image at both left and right.
  • Dimensions: 400 by 605mm. (15.75 by 23.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17881


Bird’s eye view over Battersea Park, with the proposed new site for the Crystal Palace close to the river immediately opposite the Royal Hospital; the Chelsea suspension bridge over the Thames in foreground, shown complete but at this stage under construction, and a view of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea. The Crystal Palace was eventually removed to Sydenham in South London in 1854.


  1. BM 1917,1208.2278