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Reference numberPT/73/9/12
LevelItem
TitlePainting, Madras Observatory interior by unknown artist
Date[1821]
DescriptionPlate 14 showing three figures, one British and two Indian, taking an observation using a telescope and pendulum of the type used and described by Captain Henry Kater. Inscribed below, 'The interior of part of the Observatory at Madras [Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India] with the Pendulum of Experiment suspended, and the preparatory adjustments making before commencing the observations of each day.' An original version of the same caption appears verso, but has been cropped. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked 'Tacey Wisd & Co 1819'. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.

Subject: Geodesy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Observations for ascertaining the length of the pendulum at Madras in the East Indies, latitude 13° 4' 9", 1 N. with the conclusions drawn from the same' by John Goldingham.

Read to the Royal Society on 31 January 1822
Extent2p
FormatWatercolour
Physical descriptionWatercolour on paper, with paper mount
Dimensions271x321mm
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0179
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1822.0016
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
URLhttps://pictures.royalsociety.org/image-rs-8719
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA1206Kater; Henry (1777 - 1835)1777 - 1835
NA1790Goldingham; John (c 1766 - 1849)c 1766 - 1849
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