Nine Views of Balloons

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Inventory Number

A20140392000

Physical Description

  • Nine small aquatints of various ballooning scenes, all attached to same mat. 8 of the prints have a description in French below the image. The middle print has a French title incorporated into the scene.
  • 1. Besnier
  • 2. Charles and Robert, December 1, 1783, moving the balloon by tumbrel with torches
  • 3. Perre Tustu-Brissy
  • 4. Marquis de Bacquville
  • 5. Inflating a hydrogen balloon
  • 6. Death of Mme Blanchard, July 16, 1816
  • 7. Peasants attacking the Charles globe, Gonesse, August 27, 1783
  • 8. Death of de Rozier and Romain, 1785
  • 9. Zambecari, 1812

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Country of Origin

France

Medium

Print, Aquatint on Paper, Colored

Dimensions

  • Mat (H x W): 35.9 × 48.9cm (14 1/8 × 19 1/4 in.)
  • One print, approx. (H x W): 7 × 7.6cm (2 3/4 in. × 3 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-Prints, Original

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