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The great nebula in Orion. Year 1875-76

The great nebula in Orion. Year 1875-76


These chromolithographed plates after the artist's original pastel drawings were printed and published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1881 under the supervision of the artist.  Astronomers at Harvard University were impressed with his work and invited him to join their staff, where he had access to U.S. Naval Observatory’s 26-inch refractor, the use of  which allowed him to make hundreds of celestial drawings, mostly for the scientific community, observatories and libraries. Trouvelot published more than 50 scientific papers in his lifetime, but remains best known for his exquisite astronomical illustrations, which were considered the most accurate pictures of celestial objects available until the perfection of dry-plate photography.



  • Series title: The Trouvelot astronomical drawings: Atlas
  • Series size: 8 artworks
  • Edition: Limited edition of 1000
  • Proof of Ownership: Certification on the Ethereum blockchain under the ERC1155 protocol. Each artwork is delivered privately and directly to collectors as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that guarrante proof of ownership.
  • Format: Pieces consist of PNG files sized 2160x3840 pixels - 150 dpi.
  • Medium: Scientific Illustration
  • Artwork materials:  Illustration paper, still image, chromolithographs
  • Contract Address: 0x495f947276749ce646f68ac8c248420045cb7b5e
  • ID: 2749212597480566...



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