Trouvelot, Etienne Leopold: Aurora Borealis. (The Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings, 1882). Astronomy/Space Canvas. Sizes: A4/A3/A2/A1 (00100)


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 Etienne Leopold Trouvelot: Aurora Borealis. Astronomy/Space Canvas

High quality canvas available in sizes: A4, A3, A2 or A1

A superior canvas, gallery wrapped using 18mm canvas stretchers for a stunning finish. Arrives ready to hang.

*Please note: The canvas options are unavailable to international customers as shipping is not cost effective*


Étienne Léopold Trouvelot was a French artist turned entomologist turned astronomer. Following an ill-fated breeding experiment that led to the introduction of the gypsy moth to North America, he was inspired (by witnessing an aurora) to take up astronomy. His skill as an artist earned him invitations to Harvard College and the U.S. Naval Observatory.

In addition to his numerous scientific papers, he produced some 7,000 astronomical illustrations during his career. In 1882, fifteen of these were published as large-format chromolithographs in the book The Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings, issued by Scribner's in an edition of around 300 copies. Soon after, he was awarded the French Academy's Prix d'Valz, and later impact craters on both the Moon and Mars were named in his honour.

Size guide:

A4 = 10 x 12 inches.
A3 = 12 x 16 inches.
A2 = 16 x 20 inches.
A1 = 20 x 30 inches.

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