A L'Honneur de Mrs. Charles et Robert.


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, Intaglio on Paper, Uncolored


  • Mat (H x W): 55.9 × 40.6cm (22 × 16 in.)
  • Unmatted (H x W): 53.3 × 35.6cm (21 × 14 in.)

Country of Origin


Physical Description

  • Uncolored intaglio of the first gas balloon to carry human beings aloft, ascending from the Tuileries with J.A.C. Charles and M.N. Robert on December 1, 1783. Tuileries Palace is in the background. Caption indicates that 8,000 spectators were present.
  • Published in France, 'Se vend à Paris chez le Noir Md. Fournisseur du Cabinet des Estampes du Roi. Demeurent a Louvre.'


ART-Prints, Original

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