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Image number: RS.9289
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Artist’s impression of the Great Melbourne Telescope

Date

1863

Creator

W. H. Wesley (active 19th century), Artist

After

Thomas Grubb (1800-1878, Irish)

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 199mm
width (print): 240mm

Subject

Content object

Description

Contemporary artist’s impression of the Great Melbourne Telescope devised by Thomas Grubb. Elevation showing the latticework tube of the reflecting telescope and section of the masonry piers. A gentleman is shown to the left of the instrument as an indication of scale.

Object history

This version of Grubb’s design was reproduced in Correspondence concerning the Great Melbourne Telescope. In three parts: 1852-1870 (London, Royal Society, 1871), part I, plate 2 [between pages 26/27] and described in a letter of 29 April 1853, pp.23-28 with a key to the print.

Associated place

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