Pour la Féte du Roy! Par Élisa Garnerin.


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


Print, Etching on Paper, Colored


  • 2-D - Unframed (H x W): 42.5 × 57.2cm (16 3/4 × 22 1/2 in.)
  • 2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 57.1cm × 68.6cm × 3.8cm (22 1/2 × 27 × 1 1/2 in.)

Physical Description

Hand-colored etching showing Elisa Garnerin (1791-1853) parachuting from a balloon. She is standing in a basket under a parachute, while the hot air balloon that carried her aloft is shown in the upper left quardrant. This may be a representation of a flight from Paris on September 17, 1815, celebrating the allied victory over Napoleon, with the King of Prussia in attendance.


ART-Prints, Original

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