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Gaunsah Lout Island, near Sumatra
Landscape view of Gaunsah Laut, or 'Experiment Island' off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The expedition's tents and observatory pillar are visible in a treed interior. Two pairs of European figures are located in the foreground on the beach; other uniformed figures by the tents. Inscribed: 'View of the Island of Gaunsah Lout with the Observatory and Encampment.' Figure no.11 from Report of the length of the pendulum at the equator...made on an expedition...from the observatory at Madras..., by John Goldingham (Madras, 1824). Original painting pasted onto a backing sheet. Not signed. Papers watermarked: 'C.Wilmot 1817' and 'S.Wise & Co. 1822'. John Goldingham (c.1766-1849) British astronomer was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1808.
Original: ink and watercolour on paper. ca. 1824
- Image reference: RS-10694
- The Royal Society
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