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Wrinkled Apple 1874

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
By publishing this picture in a book called 'The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite', Nasmyth was hoping to make a point about the uneven appearance of the moon's surface. He claimed that its hot liquid body shrank and gradually cooled and dried, wrinkling in the process like an old apple.

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP R 830.2
  • Medium Woodburytype
  • Size 11.50 x 8.00 cm
  • Credit Gift of Mrs. Riddell in memory of Peter Fletcher Riddell 1985