Painting, Miniature


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, Miniature


Overall (Dia. x Depth): 10.3 × 1cm (4 1/16 × 3/8 in.)

Physical Description

Circular miniature painting on paper in a gilded wood frame. Scene of a Montgolfier hot air balloon decorated in the manner of the balloon flown from the Chateau de la Muette on November 21, 1783, aloft over water with observers watching from the ground. Hook for hanging nailed to the top of the back of the frame. The back is lined with textile.



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