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The Temple of Juno, Girgenti, Sicily, 28 June 1824.

Herschel, John F W (John Frederick William), Sir

The Temple of Juno, Girgenti, Sicily, 28 June 1824.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Pencil drawing made by Sir John Herschel (1792-1871) in 1824 at the 'Temple of Juno' at Girgenti in Sicily. The son of William Herschel, the famous astronomer, John Herschel was a renowned astronomer and scienist in his own right. Herschel made this drawing using a Wollaston Camera Lucida, a drawing aid that allowed the user to accurately delineate the scene being sketched. William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828) invented the device in 1806 in an attempt to improve his sketching abilities. This was prompted by frustration at his inability to made sketches of the sights he saw during a walking holiday around Europe.

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