Embrâsement Deplorable de la Machine Aërostatique des Srs. Miolan et Janinet le Dimanche 11 Juillet 1784


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


Print, Etching on Paper, Colored


  • 2-D - Unframed (H x W): 34 × 46.7cm (13 3/8 × 18 3/8 in.)
  • 2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 44.5cm × 53.3cm × 3.8cm (17 1/2 × 21 × 1 1/2 in.)

Physical Description

Colored etching of a burning balloon surrounded by an angry crowd that is tearing it apart and adding wood to the fire. Scene is a representation of the failed attempt of Miolan and Janet to fly from Paris on 11 July 1784. At five in the afternoon, with the balloon still on the ground, the crowd lost patience and set it alight.


ART-Prints, Original

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