image kiessling j_untersuchungen_1888_plate 6
Image number: RS.13543
Credit: ©The Royal Society 2018

Coloured sky, evening twilight

Date

1888

Creator - Organisation

After

Eduard Moritz Pechuël-Loesche (1840-1913, German), Naturalist

Object type

Library reference

RCN46652

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 136mm
width (print): 192mm
height (card support): 192mm
width (card support): 275mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > landscape

Description

Study of a multi-coloured sunset twilight, observed at the end of the rainy season in Loango, at the mouth of the Congo, Africa, 13 April 1876.

Plate 6 from the book Untersuchungen uber Dämmerungserscheinungen zur Erklarung der nach dem Krakatau-ausbruch beobachteten atmospharisch-optischen Storung, by J. Kiessling (Hamburg, Leopold Voss, 1888).

The plate is inscribed above: ‘Kiessling, Dämmerung-Untersuchungen. Taf. VI.’ Inscribed below: ‘MEHRFARBIGER DAMMERUNGSSCHEIN AM SCHLUSS DER REGENZEIT (ABEND). [Multicoloured twilight glow at the end of the rainy season, evening]. Pechuel-Loesche. Loangokuste, Loangobai, April 13. 1876. Chromolithographie von Leo Kempner & Co. in Hamburg. Verlag von Leopold Voss in Hamburg (und Leipzig).’

Karl Johann Kiessling (1839-1905) German physicist, replicated twilight glow phenomena in the laboratory.

Eduard Moritz Pechuël-Loesche (1840-1913) German naturalist and watercolour painter who travelled widely, including on expeditions to the Congo, Africa.

Associated place