The Shadow in the East following Third Contact / LL "D.O. Stephens" - "Peru 1937"
Scope and Contents
Mountains, buildings, and crowd in foreground / clouds, light and stars in background. "The first bit of sunlight strikes the mountain top eclipse camp as the moon's shadow retreats to the east." Inscription: On stretcher " 'The Shadow in the East following Third Contact'/ made at time of Eclipse - Cerro de Pasco, Peru 14,400/painted June 1937 two days after from sketch/D.O. Stephens - This shows the eclipse site and crowd."
- Stephens, D. Owen (Daniel Owen), 1893-1937 (Artist, Person)
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 and an 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.
9/27 - 10/31/1937 AMNH "Astronomical Paintings by the late D. Owen Stephens."
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