Painting, on Ivory


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, on Ivory


2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 12.5 × 12.2 × 1.1cm (4 15/16 × 4 13/16 × 7/16 in.)

Physical Description

Miniature framed painting on ivory. Image shows the landing of Charles and Robert, at Neles-la-Vallee, December 1, 1784. Robert is leaving the basket so that Charles can reascend alone, the first man to make a solo free flight. Reverse glass painting around the image. Reverse of frame is lined with paper.



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