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The Earth as Seen From the Moon / LL "H.R. Butler"

 Item — Frame: 1
Identifier: Art Survey No. 9

Scope and Contents

Rocky landscape with crater and the earth and stars in background.


  • 1925


Biographical / Historical

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 Item : painting : oil on canvas ; 55 1/2 x 47 1/2 in.


Pierced, holes and massive flaking (4).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Douglas Fund Purchase; 1926.

Related Materials

Negative #311365.

Local note

Located in Special Collections, Floor 1, Stack 1-3.

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Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

American Museum of Natural History
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