THE PRINTS OF ETIENNE LEOPOLD TROUVELOT - Stamford Museum and Nature Center



Date: 02/16/13 through 05/27/13
Hours: Mon-Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm
Ages: All
Price: $10; $5 children ages 4-17; free for children younger than 4
Address:
39 Scofieldtown Road - 203-322-1646
Stamford, CT 06903
stamfordmuseum.org

Description: Etienne Leopold Trouvelot (1827 ? 1895) had a career as an astronomical artist, after a disastrous career as an entomologist. He introduced the Gypsy Moth to North America accidentally, in 1869. Trouvelot?s exacting details and nuanced shading produced imagery that rivaled even the finest and most technologically advanced photographic images of the time. Today, Trouvelot?s works endure as the most detailed and meticulous illustrations of celestial phenomena ever complied. Included in the exhibition will be images as varied as the Planet Jupiter, The Great Comet of 1881 and the Partial Eclipse of the Moon.