Mare Humorum

Mare Humorum

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Étienne Léopold Trouvelot (1827-1895) was a French artist, astronomer and entomologist (interested in gypsy moths) who moved to Medford, Mass. in 1851. Several of his astronomical illustrations were shown at the Centennial Exhibition held in Philadelphia in 1876. Charles Scribner’s Sons published chromolithographic copies of several Trouvelot drawings a few years later. This example, showing part of the moon, is marked "MARE HUMORUM FROM A STUDY MADE IN 1875 PLATE VI. E. L. Trouvelot."
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overall: 71 cm x 88.5 cm; 27 15/16 in x 34 27/32 in
overall: title on matboard: 28 in x 35 in; 71.12 cm x 88.9 cm
overall: print: 32 in x 38 in x 1/4 in; 81.28 cm x 96.52 cm x.635 cm
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