Chromolithograph by the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company after a drawing by William Ascroft (1832-1914). Second frontispiece plate from 'The Eruption of Krakatoa, and Subsequent Phenomena, Report of the Krakatoa Committee of the Royal Society', by Profesor J W Judd, edited by G J Symons, published by Harrison & Sons (London) 1888. Three pastel sketches by Ascroft documenting the ongoing meteorological effects in the sky above Chelsea following the 1883 volcanic eruptions at Krakatoa in Indonesia; No 4 About 4.40pm, No 5 About 5.00pm, No 6 About 5.15 pm. Printed to the artist's directions and including a dark brown Rowney mount. The job by the Lithographic Department of the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company required ten different stones. Overall dimensions: 310 mm x 240 mm.
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