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Passengers Diana (partial title)
  • Chesley K. Bonestell
    born: San Francisco, California, United States ; died: Carmel, California, United States ; active: United States
  • Passengers Diana (partial title), 1950
  • "Mr. Smith Goes to Venus," published in Coronet, March, 1950
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on board
  • Object Height/Width: 25.2 x 20.7 cm
    Object Height/Width: 9 15/16 x 8 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.1025

A painting of people waiting at the top of yellow scaffolding to be taken to the recreation space of the Spaceport Diana. Behind the yellow scaffolding appears a mere glimpse of the Spaceport due to its colossal size. Red scaffolding supports the ship, while a smaller car-like structure rides up to take people to the Spaceport. This painting appeared in an article titled, "Mr. Smith Goes to Venus," which was published in the March 1950 issue of the Coronet magazine.