image forster t_researches_1823_plate 5
Image number: RS.17659
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Cloud formations

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): 122 mm
width (print): 209mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > landscape

Description

Landscape with four figures of varied cloud formations. Figure 1 (upper right) ‘A Nimbus pouring rain.’ Figure 2 (upper left) ‘The Cirrose Crown’. Figure 3 (middle left) ‘A dense feature of Cirrocumulus often see before Storms’. Figure 4 (lower right) ‘Little cumuli entering the Storm from below.’

Plate 5 from the book Researches about atmospheric phaenomena, by Thomas Forster 3rd edition (London, Harding, Mavor and Lepard, 1823).

The plate is numbered above ‘Plate V.’ Inscribed below ‘Engrav’d by F.C. Lewis. Sketched by the Author.’ The print is imperfect, with some blurring.

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.