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Album of Original Drawings of the Moon, by John Russell, 1764 and 1786-1805

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Inventory Number: 11961
Object Type:
Persons: John Russell (Artist)
Date Created:
Accession Number: 1934-42
Brief Description: Album bound in full leather, with decorative gold tooling. Flyleaf + 3 leaves + 192 leaves of pale brown paper (181 of them numbered) + 3 leaves + flyleaf; 180 of the numbered leaves carry mounted drawings and have tissue protectors.
The album contains 187 original drawings drawn directly from observations through the telescope, mounted on sheets of paper and bound in a large volume in gold-tooled leather.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by the Radcliffe Trustees in 1934. From the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford. The volume was given to the Radcliffe Observatory by the artist's grandson in 1873.
Collection Group: Radcliffe Observatory Archive
Material(s): Paper
Card
Leather
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
477 315 79 mm

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