“The Prestige,” by artist Gérard DuBois, evokes a 19th-century intellectual climate. The ink was still drying on the modern scientific method, the boundary between science and magic seemed porous, and the public was invited to witness the latest developments in each. The article by the same name in Nautilus print issue No. 9 tells a story of the duel between William Redfield and James Espy. The two American scientists played a pivotal role in the birth of meteorology, helping to transform weather from arcane to mechanistic. DuBois’ artwork captures the shift and transports the readers into a historic moment for science.
This signed and numbered print is available for a limited time only through the Nautilus Collection. You have the option to add a museum-quality frame guaranteed to keep the artwork in pristine condition for generations to come. Each purchase includes a certificate of authenticity and a copy of Nautilus print issue No. 9. Be sure and click on Additional Information above to learn more about the museum quality of the print and frame.
Gérard DuBois was born in France. He studied graphic design in Paris then crossed the Atlantic to live in Montreal, Canada, where he currently works as a freelance illustrator. DuBois’ work has appeared in major North American and European publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, GQ, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Playboy and more. His work has been featured in several ad campaigns and more than twenty illustrated books and his career has been profiled by Print Magazine , Communication Arts, Grafika, and more. In the past 25 years, DuBois’ illustrations have won prestigious awards, including Communication Arts, American Illustration, SPD, Folio, AIGA, and Print. He received the Hamilton King Award and four gold medals from the Society of Illustrators and his book Enfantillages won a Bologna Ragazzi Award. In 2018, Canada Post issued a stamp «Gerard DuBois», as part of The Great Canadian Illustrators series. His original art has been exhibited in Montreal, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Montreal, Toronto.