Robert Cocking; The Ascent of the Royal Nassau Balloon with the Parachute attached, 24th July 1837.; This Sketch exhibits the Parachute with Mr. Cocking in the three stages of the descent.

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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

Print, Transfer Lithograph on Paper, Uncolored

Dimensions

  • Mat (H x W): 35.6 × 45.7cm (14 × 18 in.)
  • Unmatted (H x W): 23.8 × 34.9cm (9 3/8 × 13 3/4 in.)

Physical Description

  • Uncolored transfer lithograph of Robert Cocking and images of the ascent and descent of his parachute. Transfer lithograph is poorly executed, with loss of details.
  • Left: Ascent of the Royal Nassau Balloon with Robert Cocking in his parachute attached below on July 24, 1837.
  • Center: Full-body portrait of Robert Cocking, with him standing in profile.
  • Right: Image shows the descent of the parachute in three stages. Top of the image shows the parachute right after detaching from the balloon, and it is open and working properly. The balloon is aloft in the top right of the image. Middle of the image shows the parachute right after its collapse. The bottom shows the parachute fully collapsed and descending rapidly.

Type

ART-Reproductions

Inventory Number

A20140804000

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