Engraving of a demonstration to compare lightning conductor designs

Made:
1778-1780
engraver:
James Basire
Engraving: A View of the Apparatus and part of the Great Cylinder in the Pantheon. M.A. Rooker del. ; Engrav'd by J.

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Engraving: A View of the Apparatus and part of the Great Cylinder in the Pantheon. M.A. Rooker del. ; Engrav'd by J.
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Engraving. A View of the Apparatus and part of the Great Cylinder in the Pantheon. M.A. Rooker del. ; Engrav'd by J. Basire. n.d. [1778-1780?]. Platemark 19.7x25cm on sheet 25.7x31.5cm. Scene of Benjamin Wilson's cylinder electrostatic generator with huge [lightning] conductors. In frame 37x41x1.5cm

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1986-1599
Materials:
paper (fibre product) and printing ink
Measurements:
overall (print / image area ): 257 mm x 315 mm
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Grosvenor Prints