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Mock Astronomers c.1800

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A drawing of a group of men with telescopes, outside an inn, obversing the inn-sign of the sun and its reflection in the punch bowl on table. An owl on top of the sign. A monkey, left, looks through the wine bottle as if it were a telescope. Probably preparatory to Eckstein's satirical print 'The Transit of Mercury', which probably dates to around 1800. For an impression of this print see British Museum 1935,0522.9.149.

Descriptive Medium: 'Pen and ink with watercolour over pencil'

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England

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