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Total Eclipse / LL "D.O. Stephens" - "Peru 1937"

Identifier: Art Survey No. 22

Scope and Contents

"With the visible sun hidden by the dark disk of the moon, the usually invisible streamers of the corona flesh forth, extending nearly two million miles in space, these plumes of the sun's upper atmosphere brighten a darkened sky." Inscription: "June 8 1937, 5.21 Cerro de Pasco, Peru Altitude 14,400".


  • 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 and an author and architect.


1 Object : painting : oil on canvas ; 72 x 54 in.

Language of Materials



Split-warped, dirty (4).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

Negative #315297; 4"x5" slide #4057; 35mm slide #0.

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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