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Banvard’s Grand Moving Painting of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. 1848 and 1849

Banvard’s painting – “The Largest Painting Ever Executed by Man” – was displayed at the Egyptian Hall in London in 1848 and 1849. Banvard’s story is told on the web. Apparently the painting was 800m long, despite the fact that it was advertised as the “Three-Mile Picture”. Other items concerning the showing at the Egyptian Hall are also in the Davenport Collection.

Item Details

Size 150 x 425mm.
Year ,
Date 1848 and 1849.
Key Phrases
Ref no N1924 Ep.EH30