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Mars as Seen From its Outer Moon "Deimos" / LR "H.R. Butler"

Identifier: Art Survey No. 7
Rocky landscape in foreground with Mars and stars in background. Inscription: Back "Mars as seen from its Outer Moon Deimos."


  • 1930



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

Biographical / Historical

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.


Flaking, scratched, dirty. (3).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Butler, Howard Russell; Princeton, NJ; 6/18/1930.

Related Materials

Negative #313241.
Related Materials See curatorial file.

Local Note

A-322, ASTRO-30445.6/1930 $1,000.00
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

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