John Russell Moon engravings achieve $125,000

Two engravings of the Moon by painter John Russell (1745-1806) have sold for $125,000 as a single lot at Christie's.

John Russell based these drawings on sketches he'd made while looking through a telescope

The lot was among the highlights of the December 1 Books and Manuscripts sale.

Russell drew the hugely detailed work from a series of sketches he made while looking at the Moon through a telescope.

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