Ascent of the Royal Vauxhall Nassau Balloon from the Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, July 3rd 1837.

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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

Print, Lithograph on Paper, Uncolored

Dimensions

  • Mat: 40.6 × 33cm (16 × 13 in.)
  • Backing Paper: 39.4 × 21.1cm (15 1/2 × 8 5/16 in.)
  • Print: 20.8 × 12.1cm (8 3/16 × 4 3/4 in.)
  • Text: 8.1 × 16.8cm (3 3/16 × 6 5/8 in.)

Date

c. 1837

Physical Description

  • Uncolored lithograph of the Royal Vauxhall Nassau Balloon ascending from the Montpellier Gardens in Cheltenham on July 3, 1837. The image shows the balloon ascending with a crowd watching from below. A text description of the event is included with the print. There appears to be more text on the other side, showing that this was probably cut from a book with a longer description of the ascension. Both the print and the text are adhered to a larger backing paper.
  • 'Drawn & Printed by G. Rowe, Cheltenham, Published by H. Daries Montpellier Library.'

Type

ART-Prints, Original

Inventory Number

A20140744000

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