Culture and Cosmos is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the history of astrology and cultural astronomy published in association with the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Vol 18 no 2 (Autumn/Winter 2014 will be published in July/August 2016. Vol. 19 (2015) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2013 Sophia Centre conference on Celestial Magic and is scheduled for publication in September/October 2016. Vol. 20 (2016) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2014 Sophia Centre conference on the Marriage of Heaven and Earth.

Volume 16

The Space Art of Scriven Bolton

Clive Davenhall


Scriven Bolton (1883-1929) was an amateur astronomer from Leeds active in the first three decades of the twentieth century. He was also a skilled artist and commercial illustrator, specialising in astronomical subjects. He produced a substantial body of work which was reproduced in a wide range of publications, including newspapers, magazines and books published on both sides of the Atlantic. His work was intended to be scientifically accurate, and illustrates the consensus astronomical knowledge in the first decades of the twentieth century. No comprehensive list of his work was ever produced and he is now little remembered. This paper is a first report in an attempt to recover some his work and ultimately assess his contribution to early astronomical illustration.

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