Montgolfier Balloon Ascension


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


Painting, Reverse on Glass


2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 29.2 × 23.8 × 3.2cm (11 1/2 × 9 3/8 × 1 1/4 in.)

Physical Description

Reverse painting on glass of a Montgolfier balloon ascension in an arched frame. Seven spectators in the foreground, and a chateau in the background. Image bordered with gold and black paint.



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