Painting, Gouache on Ivory, Miniature in Case

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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.

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

Medium

Painting, Gouache on Ivory, Miniature in Case

Dimensions

Overall (Closed): 7.3 × 7 × 1cm (2 7/8 × 2 3/4 × 3/8 in.)

Physical Description

Circular miniature painting on ivory of a balloon aloft over a bridge. Probably a depiction of the first Montgolfier free flight of November 21, 1783. Spectators are watching the balloon from the bridge and the banks of the river. Painting is in a hinged tortoiseshell case, which is edged in silver.

Type

ART-Paintings

Inventory Number

A20141005000

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