If you use Lucerna regularly, please update any links or bookmarks to go to our new location:

This existing version of Lucerna ( will still be available for a while, but has not been updated since June 2019


Contact us


Slide sets










Crabtree Transit of Venus

Unnumbered slide from [Phelps Collection: miscellaneous slides awaiting sorting -- box 3] (set type unknown: maker unknown, at least 79 slides, n.d.)

Previous slide in this set
Crabtree Transit of Venus
Next slide in this set

Chetham's Library, Manchester – reproduced by permission.
Digital image copyright © 2017 Chetham's Library.

People connected with this slide

creator of source image(s): BROWN, Ford Madox  (1821-1893)

Type of image
drawing / painting / print
height 3.25 inches (8.3 cm), width 3.25 inches (8.3 cm)
(all dimensions are nominal; individual examples of this slide may have varied slightly from these values).
glass / paper
Production process
photography, on glass substrate
Related slide

same image as unnumbered slide from [Phelps Collection: miscellaneous slides awaiting sorting -- box 3] (set type unknown: maker unknown, at least 79 slides, n.d.)


The image shows Ford Madox Brown's 1883 mural painting Crabtree Watching the Transit of Venus, AD 1639 in Manchester Town Hall.


Example in Chetham's Library, Manchester, item 03.53

Example in J.J. Phelps Collection

Lucerna ID  5114079

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 3 February 2017

How to cite this record: all the information in Lucerna is freely available for use for any legal non-commercial purpose. If you use any of the information or images on this page, please credit Lucerna in the following (or an equivalent) style:

  Lucerna Magic Lantern Web Resource, Accessed 5 August 2020.

All Lucerna data is published in good faith as the latest known version of the information, but without any guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. If you can correct or add to our information, or supply any images, please Contact us.

Using images from Lucerna: all the digital images on the Lucerna site are available to use for any legal non-commercial purpose, free of charge, if you acknowledge their source and include any copyright statement as it appears under the image. The images are relatively low-resolution, and not intended for print reproduction or projection. If you need a higher-resolution version of the image(s) on this page, please Contact us to ask about availability.