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Moon Surface by John Russell, for Herschel, 1806
12" x 18"
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Giclee Print

The moon viewed in oblique sunlight Stipple engraving by John Russell John Russell was an English painter renowned for his portrait work in oils and pastels and a writer and teacher of painting techniques Russell was also interested in astronomy he was a friend of the astronomer Sir William Herschel and made with the assistance of his daughter a lunar map which he engraved on two plates which formed a globe showing the visible surface of the moon it took twenty years to finish He also invented an apparatus for exhibiting the phenomena of the moon which he called Selenographia He dedicated this image to William Herschel