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UNKNOWN ARTIST

Mars. September 1877 Title Notes: Date suggested by Nick Lomb, Curator of Astronomy, Sydney Observatory, when there was an exceptionally close opposition of Mars.
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper photo-lithograph, printed in black ink, from one plate; hand-coloured Support: thick white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Primary Insc: inscribed lower centre in black ink, 'Aperture Focal Length Power used / Remarks [illeg] from an 11 1/3 inch refractory / telescope by Schröder, power 200 / Dr W [illeg possibly Stirez]. inscribed on label upper centre above image in black ink, 'MARS'. inscribed upper centre above image in black ink, 'Observed at the Sydney Observatory / 187_ GMT'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 14.8 h x 15.5 w cm printed image and text 26.0 h x 15.5 w cm sheet 28.5 h x 22.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of John McPhee 2004
Accession No: NGA 2004.382
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from John McPhee, Canberra, October 2004.