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Gemini, Regulus, and Zodiacal Light / LL "D.O. Stephens" - "Peru 1937"

Identifier: Art Survey No. 18


  • 1937


Biographical / Historical

Born in: PA; Died in: Balboa/Panama Canal Zone.Active in: PA. Member of AMNH-Grace Peruvian Eclipse Expedition, 1937 died on return trip. Exhibits at AMNH 9/24/1934-10/21/1934 "Astronomical Paintings" and 9/27/1937-10/31/1937 "Astronomical Paintings." Stephens was a noted painter of astronomical subjects, author and architect.


1 Object : painting : oil on canvas ; 29 7/8 x 36 in.

Language of Materials



Good, dirty (2).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Junior Astronomy Club, AMNH; 9/28/1937.

Related Materials

Negative #315301.

General Note

Mountainous in foreground / starry night in background. "The delicately beautiful cone of light that spreads along the zodiac as seen thru fingers of clouds over the mountains, 15,000 feet above the sea in Peru." Inscription: On stretcher " 'Gemini, Regulus, and Zodiacal Light', D.O. Stephens - painted at Cerro de Pasco, Peru June 1937, Altitude 14,200 ft."

Exhibition Note

9/27-10/31/1937 AMNH "Astronomical Paintings by the late D. Owen Stephens".

Local Note

A-308, ASTRO-35476.

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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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