STUDY FOR "ACROSS THE SPACE FRONTIER" DEPICTING THE ARISTILLUS AND AUTOLYCUS CRATERS, CIRCA 1950
Pen, ink, and lithographic pencil on scratch board, 12 by 14 ¾ inches (sight), signed "Chesley Bonestell" lower right. Captioning in pencil to back of frame in Hulda Bonestell's hand: "Large Crater, Aristillus | Small Crater, Autolycus | Seen from elevation of 5 Miles | Original study for p. 51 'Across the Space Frontier' owned by Brit. Interplanet. Society (1952) + Collier's Mag. March 22, 1952. Also Collier's magazine series 'Man Will Conquer Space Soon' (1951-52 approx)." Matted and framed to 20 ¾ by 23 ½ inches.
Ex Collection of Frederick C. Durant, III
EXHIBITED: Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy, Monterey, October 1991.