The Great Comet of 1532

The Great Comet of 1532

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Based on an original watercolour painting the artist and date of which are unknown.

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

'The Great Comet of 1532' originally appeared in a 16th century book. The particularly bright comet was seen for 119 days after its discovery at the end of 1532. The astronomer Edmund Halley (1652-1742), suggested later this comet may be related to the bright one seen in 1661. Studying its movements across the sky, Halley concluded that both comets were one and the same, as they followed identical orbits around the sun.

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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