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Image number: RS.17655
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Cirrus and cumulus clouds

Date

1823

Creator

Frederick Christian Lewis I (1779-1856, British), Engraver

After

Thomas Ignatius Maria Forster (1789-1860, British), Science writer

Object type

Library reference

21989

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 122mm
width (print): 209mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > landscape

Description

Landscape with three figures of cloud formations. Figure 1 (upper left) a comoid cirrus or mare’s tail. Figure 2 (upper right) cirrus cloud with a straight linear cirrus above. Figure 3 (lower right) cumulus clouds.

Plate 1 from the book Researches about atmospheric phaenomena, by Thomas Forster 3rd edition (London, Harding, Mavor and Lepard, 1823).

The plate is numbered above ‘Plate 1.’ Inscribed below: ‘Engrav’d by F.C. Lewis. Sketched by the Author.’

Thomas Ignatius Maria Forster (1789-1860) British writer on science and phrenologist. Forster was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society; his early writings were on meteorology.