Expostion Universelle De 1878. S.A.R. Le Prince Des Galles.President de la Commission Royale pour la Grande Bretagne.
L'Art. Imp. A. Salmon.
Etching on india laid paper, 295 x 210mm. 11½ x 8¼".
Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and the future Edward VII (1841 – 1910), King from 22 January 1901 until his death on 6 May 1910. The third Paris World's Fair, called the Exposition Universelle, was held from May 1 though to November 10, 1878. It celebrated the recovery of France after the 1870 Franco-Prussian War. This exposition was on a far larger scale than any previously held anywhere in the world. It covered over 66 acres (267,000 m²); the main building in the Champ de Mars occupying 54 acres (219,000 m²). The United Kingdom, British India, Canada, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Cape Colony and other British crown colonies occupied nearly one-third of the space set aside for nations outside France. The UK display was under the control of a royal commission, the Prince of Wales here represented as president, no doubt one of a series of portraits of emissaries from different nations commissioned for the exposition. By Charles Waltner (1846 - 1925), a leading French reproductive etcher who had prints published under the auspices of the Printsellers' Association, London.
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