Orrery

Nicholas PHILLIPS
Date
1982
Description

Aquatint printed on thick wove paper.
Edition of 100.
Published by Georgetown Graphics Inc for the Print Collectors Club, Washington DC.
Signed and numbered in pencil.
Plate size: 7 1/2 x 14 1/8 inches.

The name orrery first appeared in 1713, according to the Oxford Universal Dictionary. It is named after Charles Boyle, Earl of Orrery for whom one was made. It is a piece of mechanism devised to represent the motions of the planets around the sun by means of clockwork.

Exhibitor
Price
$400