Blanchard te's Gravenhage in 1787


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 a balloon aloft over a city with a figure in the gondola. Only the balloon is colored. The etching has been adhered to a larger paper.
  • Uncolored photocopy of a similar engraving from the Holland Express attached to mat behind the etching. Caption for the copy says, 'De ballon van Blanchard te's-Gravenhage [the Hague] 1787.'

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Print, Etching on Paper, Colored


  • Mat: 30.5 × 25.4cm (12 × 10 in.)
  • Engraving: 22.7 × 16.5cm (8 15/16 × 6 1/2 in.)
  • Copy: 14 × 10.5cm (5 1/2 × 4 1/8 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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