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  • Museum number

    1917,1208.4032

  • Description

    'An accurate representation of the meteor' seen at Winthorpe on 18th August 1783; night scene with the meteor, a large flaming ball followed by a shower, observed in its progress by an awed man standing in the foreground at right, in the grounds beside the ruin of the parish church; cottages set amongst trees at left, on the banks of the river, further buildings beyond to right. 1783
    Mezzotint with some etching

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1783
  • Materials

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 188 millimetres
    • Width: 251 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered around image (in clockwise direction from top) with 'North / East / South / West'; below image: 'H. Robinson delin. / An accurate representation of the meteor which was seen on Augt. 18th. 1783. - At first it appeared as one ball of fire, but, in a few seconds, broke into many small ones. It's course was from N.W. to S.E. - This extraordinary phœnomenon was of that species of meteor which the great phisiologist Dr. Woodward and others call the Draco volans or Flying Dragon. - The above view was taken at Winthorpe near Newark upon Trent, by Henry Robinson, schoolmaster. - and published by him as the Act directs, 14. Octr. 1783. - This plate is inscribed to Roger Pocklington Esqr. by his much obliged humble servant, Henry Robinson.'; inscribed on the verso at top left: '1-6'
  • Location

    Not on display (History 1783 Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Meteor at Winthorpe
      1783
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1917

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1917,1208.4032

'An accurate representation of the meteor' seen at Winthorpe on 18th August 1783; night scene with the meteor, a large flaming ball followed by a shower, observed in its progress by an awed man standing in the forgeround at right, in the grounds beside the ruin of the parish church; cottages set amongst trees at left, on the banks of the river, further buildings beyond to right.  1783  Mezzotint with some etching

'An accurate representation of the meteor' seen at Winthorpe on 18th August 1783; night scene with the meteor, a large flaming ball followed by a shower, observed in its progress by an awed man standing in the forgeround at right, in the grounds beside the ruin of the parish church; cottages set amongst trees at left, on the banks of the river, further buildings beyond to right. 1783 Mezzotint with some etching

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