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        Caricature on the 1811 Comet, c.1811

        French School, (19th century); French. Medium: coloured engraving. Date: 19th Century. Also known as 'The Great Comet'; one of the few comets in history to be discovered with a relatively small telescope; at one point in the year, it reached a diameter roughly equivalent to the diameter of the sun and was highly visible; Provenance: Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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