Aerostation out at Elbows or the Itinerant Aeronaut.

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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

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Medium

Print, Etching on Paper, Uncolored

Dimensions

  • Mat: 40.6 × 33cm (16 × 13 in.)
  • Unmatted: 38.4 × 27.6cm (15 1/8 × 10 7/8 in.)

Date

September 5, 1785

Physical Description

Uncolored etching showing a man with torn clothing and a walking stick with a crumpled balloon tied to his back. Eight lines of verse printed below the image describing the man as a balloonist begging for money to pay for gas to fill his balloon. The figure is apparently a caricature of Vincenzo Lunardi.

Type

ART-Prints, Original

Inventory Number

A20140614000

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