'Astronomy', c 1790.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Print depicting the nobility in a clasical ruin using various types of astronomical instruments and models. Titled 'Astronomy' and dated to the 1790s, the engraving shows a lady peering down the wrong end of a telescope. Elsewhere in the scene a man is viewing through a telescope while two others are examining an armillary sphere in the foreground and a celestial globe further away.