National Air and Space Museum
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Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust
Overall (Dia. x Depth): 10.3 × 1cm (4 1/16 × 3/8 in.)
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.