“Total Solar Eclipse by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot (1878)” Print Sold by Maria Popova of Brain Pickings


This is a gallery-quality print of an illustration done by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot in 1878.

Étienne, formerly an entomologist, was noted for being a good astronomical illustrator, so good that he was invited to become a part of Harvard’s Observatory staff in 1872. Most of illustrations were drawn in pastel. His aim? As Maria Popova puts it, “…to make astronomy more accessible and captivating to the public…”

This particular eclipse, which happened to be a total one, passed over a bit of Asia, Alaska, Canada, and the United States (from Wyoming to Texas). It happened on July 29th, 1878. He happened to be in Creston, Wyoming at the time.

Product Specifications:

  1. Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper
  2. Uses Epson K3 archival inks.
  3. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing.


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