Ascent of Vincent Lunardi, from the Artillery Ground Septr 15th 1784.


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

Colored etching of Lunardi's ascent from the Artillery Grounds on September 15, 1784. Image shows the balloon being inflated with a large crowd gathered on the grounds and on the wall around the grounds to watch. From a Sketch by Paul Sandby. Etching is adhered to a slightly larger backing paper, making the reverse inaccessible.

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust



Print, Etching on Paper, Colored


  • Mat (H x W): 25.4 × 30.5cm (10 × 12 in.)
  • Backing Paper (H x W): 12.7 × 20.3cm (5 × 8 in.)
  • Print (H x W): 11.6 × 19.4cm (4 9/16 × 7 5/8 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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