1785 Nov. Mr. Lunardi's first ascent from Edinburgh at Heriots Hospital Gardens and was greeted by many who saw him from the Calton Hill where this view is taken. He alighted safe in a field between Cupar and St. Andrews.

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Artist

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Medium

Painting, Watercolor on Paper

Dimensions

2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.9 × 21.6cm (11 in. × 8 1/2 in.)

Physical Description

Watercolor painting of Lunardi’s November 1785 ascent from Edinburgh, as viewed from Calton Hill. People are watching and cheering from the ground below. Part of a set of 17 watercolors on early ballooning.

Type

ART-Paintings

Inventory Number

A20140963000

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