An Aerial Excursion


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

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Print, Etching on Paper, Colored


  • Mat: 45.7 × 35.6cm (18 × 14 in.)
  • Unmatted: 34.3 × 23.5cm (13 1/2 × 9 1/4 in.)


September 8, 1802

Physical Description

  • Colored etching of a caricature. Scene shows a man and woman sitting in the gondola of an ascending balloon with a crowd below. The man is holding the French flag and the woman is holding the British flag. Speech bubbles are present for almost every person in the scene.
  • 'Published by T. Williamson No. 20-Strand London. Sept. 8, 1802.'


ART-Prints, Original

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