An exact representation of Mr. Sadlers Balloon by which he ascended from the Mermaid at Hackney in Middlesex


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


  • Mat: 34.3 × 25.4cm (13 1/2 in. × 10 in.)
  • Unmatted: 27.9 × 19.4cm (11 in. × 7 5/8 in.)


August 12, 1811

Physical Description

  • Colored etching of Mr. Sadler's balloon aloft with clouds in the background. Commemorating his ascent from the Mermaid at Hackney in Middlesex.
  • 'Published August 12, 1811 by J. Pitts, No. 14 Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials.'


ART-Prints, Original

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