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Warren De La Rue
LUNAR PHOTOGRAPH, EXECUTED CA. 1855
Estimate
4,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 USD
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1
Warren De La Rue
LUNAR PHOTOGRAPH, EXECUTED CA. 1855
Estimate
4,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Warren De La Rue
LUNAR PHOTOGRAPH, EXECUTED CA. 1855
Albumen print, 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches, mounted on paper within an ink-ruled border.  
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Provenance

Ex Ewen Whitaker, lunar scientist and astronomer

Catalogue Note

An early lunar photograph depicting the moon at 20 days. Warren De La Rue was a pioneering British astronomer and chemist who made great contributions to the field of astrophotography. La Rue began his photographic experiments in 1853, continuing his investigations into celestial photography throughout the 1860s, while simultaneously publishing and lecturing on the subject.

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