An exact Representation of M. Garnerin's Balloons, with an accurate View of The Ascent and Descent of the Parachute.


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.


November 30, 1802

Inventory Number


Physical Description

  • Colored aquatint with five images of M. Garnerin's balloons in flight:
  • Top left: Ascent from Ranelagh on June 28, 1802.
  • Bottom Left: Ascent from Lord's Cricket Ground, Marylebone on July 5, 1802.
  • Center: Ascent with parachute from St. Geroge's Parade, North Audley Street on September 21, 1802. Also shows descent of parachute.
  • Top Right: Ascent from Vauxhall gardens on August 3, 1802.
  • Bottom Right: Ascent from Sydney Gardens, Bath on September 7, 1802.
  • 'G. Fox Delint. Published Novr. 30 1802, by G. Fox, No. 13, Charlton Street, Fitzroy Squares. H. Merke Sculpt.'

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Print, Aquatint on Paper, Colored


  • Mat: 45.4 × 35.6cm (17 7/8 in. × 14 in.)
  • Unmatted: 35.4 × 24.6cm (13 15/16 × 9 11/16 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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