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after the cessation

Frontispiece, Coloured Chromo-Lithographs of Sunset-glows as seen at Chelsea, November 26, 1883
(detail) No. 6, about 5:15 p.m.
illustrating G. J. Symons, ed., The Eruption of Krakatoa, and Subsequent Phenomena. Report of the Krakatoa Committee of the Royal Society. (1888)
Harvard copy, digitized October 16, 2007

Some shadowing from facing page, offscreen left; paper foreground.

The chromo-lithographs are reproduced from a series of six sketches made on the bank of the Thames, a little west of London, on the evening of November 26th, 1883, by Mr. W. Ascroft, of Chelsea.They represent the general colouring of the western sky shortly after sunset (3h. 57p.m.) to the final dying out of the after-glow at about 5:15 p.m. The increase of light after the cessation of ordinary twilight — that is to say, between Nos. 2 and 4 — is very marked, and the gradual change in the tone of Nos. 3, 4, 5 and 6 very instructive.

18 October 2014

after-glow; cessations; colouring; dust, effects of; Krakatoa, eruption of
W. Ascroft (of Chelsea)