Thunderstorm near St Albans, Hertfordshire by Anonymous

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Thunderstorm near St Albans, Hertfordshire
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Print size 35.5 x 28.0 cm
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30.5 x 21.7 cm
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Thunderstorm near St Albans, Hertfordshire
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© The Royal Society


Illustration to accompany Michael Lort's letter on the effects of a thunderstorm, showing a broad monochrome arch in the clouds above a landscape of road and trees. A horse-drawn cart and a foot traveller can be seen on the road. Inscribed below: "The representation of the Heavens as seen (nr St Albans) previous to that dreadful storm of thunder lightning & rain which hapned on the 19 of June 1781". Not signed. The painting was shown to Fellows at a meeting of the Royal Society on 8 November 1781.

Original: watercolour on paper. 1781

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