Pale turquoise/yellow observation of the Sun, 15 May 1904

Made:
1904

Pale turquoise/yellow observation of sunspots made by John Willis on 15 May 1904 at 5:40pm. On the reverse Willis has noted: "During this observation the sky was becoming obscured with very small clouds, or what is known as a 'mackerel' sky. JW." Mackerel sky refers to cirrus clouds. One of 275 pencil, ink and colour wash observations of the Sun and Jupiter made by Willis in Folkestone between 1879 and 1906.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
2001-769/116
type:
drawing
credit:
Sotheby's (Olympia)