Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Friday May 4, 1894

Discussed with Prof. Turner arrangements for Eclipse expedition to Japan in 1896 Aug.Went to R.A. private view in afternoon.

William Christie, Astronomer Royal



RH says..... For one perspective on the 1896 eclipse expedition see this link. The paintings at the 1894 Royal Academy exhibition were a rather different kettle of fish - as this engraving of Sir Frederick Leighton's 'The Spirit of the Summit' from the Illustrated London News shows. More engravings from the 1894 exhibition can currently be seen here. Probably not my favourite style of art....

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