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Mars as Seen From its Inner Moon "Phobos" / LR "H.R. Butler"

Identifier: Art Survey No. 26

Scope and Contents

Rocky landscape in foreground, Mars in half shadow in background. Inscription: On reverse "Mars as seen from its Inner Moon 'Phobos'."


  • 1930


Biographical sketch

Born in: NYC; Died in: Princeton, NJ. Active in: NY; NJ.Advisor for Astronomy Hall 1925-1934. Butler was a landscape and portrait painter, but with his college degree in physics, he was always interested in science. He worked at the Princeton University Astronomy Department painting numerous canvasses of astronomical subjects.


1 Object : painting : oil on canvas ; 50 x 40 in.

Language of Materials



Flaking, scratches on surface (3). Condition History: Conserved 1980s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Butler, Howard Russell; 6/8/1930.

Related Materials

Negative #313240.

Related Materials

See curatorial files.

Local Note

A-322, ASTRO-30445.6/1930/$1,000.00

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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