The Comet and the Nebula (Night Sky Blue)


A vibrant pair of astronomy reprints based on a series from the mid 1800s, including a comet and a spiral nebula (known today as a galaxy). Available as singles and pairs. 

The comet illustration shows the appearance of Halley's Comet in 1835 - the most famous comet in history which returns to earth approximately every 75 years. It is named after British astronomer Edmond Halley, who examined reports of a comet approaching Earth in 1531. 

The Spiral Nebula, was a galaxy observed by Irish astronomer Lord Rosse in 1845. He was an Irish astronomer who built giant telescopes and was the first to recognise the spiral nature of this galaxy. 

This pair is hand-framed in a wheat linen mount with a nightshade blue accent border - and framed in an orange-stain angled moulding. Also available in Shamrock Green. 

All our reprint collections are limited in number, hand framed, glazed with Artglass -  and originate from antiques specially sourced by Petri Prints. 

    Frame Features

    • Reprint, hand framed by specialist British framers.
    • External frame size: 30 x 38cm.
    • Ready to hang.
    • Conservation, acid-free mounting board - to provide protection to your artwork.
    • Printed on a specialist 290 gsm fine art paper, Hahnemühle Hemp -  Hemp was an essential part of paper production for centuries, and due to its extremely robust fibres, it has often been used for long-lasting historical documents.
    • Glazed with premium anti-reflective Artglass that's used by the finest galleries and museums around the world.