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Popular Astronomy. Sir Robert Ball. (Men of the Day series).

"Men of the Day," No. 959. April 13, 1905.

Robert Stawell Ball, born 1840 in Dublin, the son of the naturalist Robert Ball, was a renowned astronomer, mathematician, and writer of popular astronomy books. His lectures, books, and articles were popular and simple in style. In 1867, he was appointed Royal Astronomer of Ireland; from 1874-1892, he was astronomy professor at University of Dublin. By 1893, he was appointed Lowndean Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge. [Biographical text accompanies caricature.]

["Spy" was the pseudonym of caricaturist/illustrator Sir Leslie Ward (1851-1922).]

Printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, Ltd. lith.


ID: 2006-00137
Ward, Sir Leslie ("Spy")

Creation Apr. 13, 1905

MEDIUM: Paper; FORMAT: Print (caricature); LENGTH: 10 x 15 inches; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: Vanity Fair print

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