A Consultation previous to an Aerial Voayage from London to Weilburg in Nassau, on the 7th day of November, 1836.

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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, Etching on Paper, Uncolored

Dimensions

2-D - Unframed (H x W): 30.3 × 34cm (11 15/16 × 13 3/8 in.)

Date

November 7, 1843

Physical Description

  • Uncolored etching of John Hollins, Sir William Millbourne James, Thomas Monck Mason, Walter Prideaux, Robert Holland, and Charles Green engaged in discussion around a table with a map. They are discussing an aerial voyage from London to Weilberg.
  • Charles Green, accompanied by Robert Holland, who financed the flight, and Monck Mason, ascended from Vauxhall Gardens at 1:30 p.m. on November 7, 1836. They crossed the channel at Dover that evening, and landed at 7 a.m., November 8, at Weilburg, Nassau, Germany, having travelled altogether about five hundred miles in eighteen hours. This print is engraved by J.H. Robinson and based on a painting by John Hollins that is now in the National Portrait Gallery in London.
  • 'Painted by J. Hollins, A.R.A. Engraved by J.H. Robinson. Hon. Member of the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburgh. London, Published for the Proprietor, by Henry Graves & Co. Printsellers to the Queen & H.R.H. Prince Albert, 6, Pall Mall, Nov. 7, 1843.'

Type

ART-Prints, Original

Inventory Number

A20140782000

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