The Moon

Framed pastel drawing entitled 'The Moon' by John Russell. The drawing was completed with a micrometer and remained the most accurate delineation of the moon until the introduction of photography. These drawings were the basis of his moon globe, Selenographia, GLB0140.

Object Details

ID: PAJ3148
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Russell, John
Date made: 1787
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Measurements: Frame: 695 mm x 510 mm x 40 mm;Sheet: 545 mm x 373 mm

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