Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Artificial Satellite
  • Chesley K. Bonestell
    1888–1986
    born: San Francisco, California, United States ; died: Carmel, California, United States ; active: United States
  • Artificial Satellite, circa 1949
  • "Seven Future Wonders of the World," published in Coronet, June 1949
  • Where object was made: United States
  • paint on illustration board
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 30 x 21.7 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 3/4 x 8 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 32.8 x 25.4 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 7/8 x 10 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0725
Description

View of the earth from outer space. There is a large, round object in the top left quadrant, identified as a satellite. There is a space shuttle in the bottom right quadrant. There are astronauts outside of the shuttle.