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'The meteor of 18 August', 1783.

Sandby, Paul

'The meteor of 18 August', 1783.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Print showing members of the nobility (King George III?) observing a very bright shooting star called a bolide from the terraces of the royal palace of Windsor Castle. Titled 'The meteor of August 18, 1783...', the aquatint was produced by Thomas Sandby after a watercolour by Paul Sandby. The dazzlingly bright meteor was seen widely in surrounding areas of England and disintegrated into several parts.

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