Article ID: CBB921309737

Owen Gingerich's curious case (2010)


This paper examines an article by Owen Gingerich, published in Galilaeana in 2009, in which it is claimed that the watercolor drawings of the Sidereus Nuncius are a forgery. The case for the authenticity of the drawings had been made in great detail and with impeccable scholarship by Horst Bredekamp in his book (2007). Bredekamp, as this paper shows, had anticipated the objections raised by Gingerich and his convincing replies are outlined.

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Authors & Contributors
Ariew, Roger
Van Helden, Albert
Whitaker, Ewen A.
Cassini, Paolo
Righini, Guglielmo
Ostrow, Steven F.
Galilæana: Journal of Galilean Studies
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Intersezioni: Rivista di Storia delle ldee
Art Bulletin
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Leo S. Olschki
Harvard University Press
University of Chicago Press
Science and art
Moons of other planets
Galilei, Galileo
Cigoli, Lodovico
Gilbert, William
Harriot, Thomas
Gallaccini, Teofilo
Time Periods
17th century
16th century

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