Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

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Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, 1882

A stamped and numbered archival pigment print on Somerset Satin 330gsm paper, available in 2 sizes.

Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, the French artist and astronomer, created 'Aurora Borealis' as one of a set of 15 pastel drawings originally published as The Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings in 1882.

"Although photography renders valuable assistance to the astronomer in the case of the Sun and Moon … for other subjects, its products are in general so blurred and indistinct that no details of any great value can be secured. A well-trained eye alone is capable of seizing the delicate details of structure and of configuration of the heavenly bodies, which are liable to be affected, and even rendered invisible, by the slightest changes in our atmosphere."

- Étienne Léopold Trouvelot

This is one of a series of celestial images Stephen Ellcock has released as archival limited editions of 250 copies. Each copy comes with a signed and stamped certificate of authenticity.


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