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'Astronomy', c 1790.

Sayer, Robert

'Astronomy', c 1790.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


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.

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