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


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National Air and Space Museum

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Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Print, Etching on Paper, Uncolored


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


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.'


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