The Public Domain Review: The French artist, astronomer and amateur entomologist Étienne Léopold Trouvelot is noted for ⋮ the 7000 or so illustrations he created from his astronomical observations, the quality of which reached their zenith in the 15 exquisite pastel works which were published as ‘The Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings’ in 1882.
As well as his illustrations, Trouvelot also published some 50 scientific papers, and was credited with discovering “veiled spots” on the Sun in 1875.
- The Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings: Atlas on The New York Public Library Digital Collections website. Includes high resolution (~70MB TIFF) downloads of all images, free to use without restriction.
- The Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings Manual (1882) on the Internet Archive.
See also: Other posts on this blog tagged ‘space’.