Rural Sports. Balloon Hunting.


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, Uncolored


  • Mat: 33 × 40.6cm (13 × 16 in.)
  • Unmatted: 23.8 × 34.3cm (9 3/8 × 13 1/2 in.)


October 25, 1811

Physical Description

  • Uncolored etching of a caricature showing three women falling from a cart that has broken free from the horse. An angry man with raised fists is holding the reigns of the horse. In the background, a man in a tower points a gun at a balloon in the sky with a figure in the gondola. A woman holding onto a parasol is descending from the balloon. Title below the scene.
  • 'Pubd. October 25th 1811 by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside.' 'Price One Shilling Coloured.'


ART-Prints, Original

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