Balloon over the Cliffs of Dover

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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, Aquatint on Paper, Colored

Dimensions

  • Print (H x W): 12.4 × 16.2cm (4 7/8 × 6 3/8 in.)
  • Backing (H x W): 14.1 × 18.1cm (5 9/16 × 7 1/8 in.)

Date

c. 1785

Physical Description

  • Oval-shaped aquatint on paper of a balloon aloft over the Cliffs of Dover. People are watching from the beach, the cliffs, and boats. Print is adhered to a larger cardboard backing.
  • Same image seen on A20141029000 (tray) and A20141039000 (screen).

Type

ART-Paintings

Inventory Number

A20141008000

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