Mrs. Graham's Balloon Ascent with the Duke of Brunswick, 22nd August 1836.

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This object is on display in the Hangar Overlook at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Mrs. Graham's Balloon Ascent with the Duke of Brunswick, 22nd August 1836.

Date

c. 1836

Inventory Number

A20141009000

Physical Description

  • Oil painting on wood panel of Mrs. Graham's balloon ascent with the Duke of Brunswick on August 22, 1836. Image shows the balloon aloft over the sea. A ship is in the foreground, with the coast in the background.
  • Typed Note on Reverse: "Owing to a bad landing, due to probably the premature alighting of the Duke, Mrs. Graham was thrown out of the car and severely injured. She herself claimed that the fall was of a thousand feet, and that her dress acted as a parachute and thus saved her life."

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Artist

Medium

Painting, Oil on Wood Panel

Dimensions

2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 21 × 24.1 × 2.1cm (8 1/4 × 9 1/2 × 13/16 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

ART-Paintings

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