Total eclipse of the sun from the Trouvelot astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895)
Etienne Léopold Trouvelot was a French artist who made drawings of an eclipse in 1878 as seen through a telescope. He then created a series of lithograph prints, attempting to create a better-quality image of the eclipse than cameras could capture at the time.
From the New York Public Library: "images were made through the process of chromolithography. Trouvelot used this planographic printing process, which involves applying a water-resistant medium to lithography stones, to stunning effect. Each color or tint necessitated a separate stone to be printed, with the complexity of the method adding richness and texture to the finished product. The stones were durable and allowed for the printing of hundreds of images. His velvety blacks and radial lines offer a highly stylized nod to romanticism and the sublime, but he captures the wonder of the full eclipse, even if it is not a technically correct rendering."
This is a cropped and slightly edited version of his lithograph.
This is an unframed art print on museum-quality paper.
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Some original images are cropped to fit the aspect ratio of the print. We choose the best sizes for each artwork and try to crop as little as possible, but be aware that your print could differ slightly in this way from the original art.
- 200 gsm / 80 lb matte (uncoated) paper.
- For indoor use.
- Unframed print is shipped ready for you to frame.
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