Amusement for John Bull or the Flying Camp


Display Status:

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



Inventory Number


Physical Description

  • Uncolored etching of a caricature featuring George III and the Queen. Outdoor scene of soldiers riding flying cannons with wings as soldiers on horseback look on in stunned amazement. Sky contains the flying camp with more winged cannons and tents.
  • 'J. Aickin, No. 13 Castle St., Leicester Fields,1792.'

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Country of Origin

Great Britain


Print, Etching on Paper, Uncolored


  • Mat (H x W): 35.6 × 46cm (14 × 18 1/8 in.)
  • Unmatted (H x W): 30.2 × 37.6cm (11 7/8 × 14 13/16 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


ART-Prints, Original

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