M. Garnerin's Ascent and Descent in 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.

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, Uncolored


  • Mat: 25.4 × 30.5cm (10 × 12 in.)
  • Unmatted: 10.5 × 14cm (4 1/8 × 5 1/2 in.)


c. 1815

Physical Description

Uncolored etching showing M. Garnerin's ascent with the balloon and parachute in the left side of the scene, and then his descent in the parachute on the right side of the scene. Takes place in a city with a crowd, park, and buildings below. The etching is cut out from a larger piece of paper.


ART-Prints, Original

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