Mars Satellite

Artist:Unknown British Illustrator
Date:1960s
Medium:Gouache on Bard
Dimensions:18 1/4" x 23 1/4" Sight Size 13" x 17"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Likely Cover Art for Understanding Science
Price:$1500.00

 

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Futuristic, detailed, and very precise, we believe this science-fiction inspired imagination of cosmos exploration to have been created for cover use in the British magazine Understanding Science, a Sampson Low Publication. Geared to the high school audience, and part of the ongoing space race effort to get youths interested in science during the Cold War, the image seems to dramatize and early satellite mission to Mars, though the rendering of the satellite doesn't perfectly line up with one we recognize. This delightful gouache on illustration board cover painting is unsigned, and likely the work of a British commercial artist. The painting is handsomely matted and framed under glass.

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