This magical sight in the northern sky named by Galileo in 1619 (also known as “the Northern Lights”) was captured by French artist and astronomer Etienne Trouvelot (1827-1895). Fascinated with what he observed through a telescope, he drew what he was seeing with pastels. In his lifetime he produced more than 7,000 astronomical illustrations. This view is one of his 15 best published in 1881 as both a book and a set of oversized folio prints, both part of the Library’s Rare Books Collection.
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Reproduction print on archival paper: image size 11 x 14 in., matted to 16 x 20 in.
The Library watermark will not be printed on your print. All images are produced as quality archival prints using Fourdrinier acid-free museum quality paper with a high white finish and silky smooth surface. Each Reproduction is printed on demand with HP 70 Vivera pigment inks on an 8-ink printing system to achieve consistently outstanding image quality, along with resolution of 2400 dpi, to highlight even the most intricate details. Water- and fade-resistant, we ensure that our prints will provide customer satisfaction for generations to come.