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The Astronomer

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1851,0104.34

  • Title (object)

    • The Astronomer
  • Description

    A bearded man with a bald crown, sitting at a table and peering at a book of diagrams, holding a pair of dividers with his right hand, the elbow propped on the book, a globe and ink-stand to left; etched state with scratched artists' names.
    Etching on chine collé

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1851 (circa?)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 243 millimetres (image)
    • Width: 195 millimetres (image)
    • Height: 254 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 267 millimetres (sheet)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Scratched below the image 'H Wyatt / R C Bell'.
  • Curator's comments

    Published as an illustration to 'The Art Journal'.in 1851, possibly also as an independent print.
    The painting was exhibited in 1832 and is now at Tate (N00384)

  • Location

    Not on display (British XIXc Unmounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1851

  • Acquisition notes

    1851,0104.1 to 40 all belong to the Vernon Gallery.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1851,0104.34

A bearded man with a bald crown, sitting at a table and peering at a book of diagrams, holding a pair of dividers with his right hand, the elbow propped on the book, a globe and ink-stand to left; etched state with scratched artists' names.  Etching on ch

Recto

A bearded man with a bald crown, sitting at a table and peering at a book of diagrams, holding a pair of dividers with his right hand, the elbow propped on the book, a globe and ink-stand to left; etched state with scratched artists' names. Etching on ch

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