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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.


  • 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