Prehistoric Monsters at the Crystal Palace
The following 2 artworks aren't from the Crystal Palace but I wanted to show them anyway.
"When the Palace transferred to Penge in 1854, Joseph Paxton was determined to make it an unrivalled attraction.
As part of this plan "dinosaur islands" were created in the park lakes upon which huge models of the long extinct creatures were constructed, many only recently discovered and of great topical interest.
Sculptured by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, models of extinct mammals as well as dinosaurs were included." - quote source.
This page has a fantastic array of artwork related to the dinosaurs from the Crystal palace.
There's a great collection of articles concerning the early discoveries of dinosaur species here. The first chapater discusses the Crystal Castle dinosaurs here and here.
To see a photos of the actual dinosaur sculptures, click here.
Read more about this attraction here.
And here is one more illustration of prehistoric monsters by one of my favorite artists, John Martin. This is a mezzotint with the description, "A nocturnal scene with saurians and sea-creatures fighting each other in the water."