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

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Backboard for Print, Etching on Paper, Colored


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 42.5 × 52.4cm (1 ft. 4 3/4 in. × 1 ft. 8 5/8 in.)

Physical Description

Backboard removed from A20140404000 during conservation treatment in 2017. Board has lengthy cursive inscription written in pencil. "The experience which was going to take place on that day had attracted to the Luxembourg and neighborhood a large multitude of/spectators. After several useless attempts to have the machine use it caught fire. The impatient/spectators murmured highly - The crowd entered in spite of the guard + destroyed + burned everything that they could lay/their hands on."


ART-Prints, Original

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