Seconds Voyageurs Aeriens ou Experience de MM. Charles et Robert.


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Inventory Number


Physical Description

  • Hand-colored etching of an ascension of Charles and Robert. Image shows the balloon aloft above a courtyard with the barrels and pipes used for inflating a gas balloon. Two figures are shown in the gondola, and one has dropped his flag. A crowd has gathered in the courtyard to watch the ascension. The title of the print is at the top of the page and printed backwards, indicating that the print was meant to be viewed through a zograscope. Descriptions of the scene are below the image in French and German.
  • 'Collection des Profpects. Se vend à Augsbourg dans le Négoce comun de l'Acadenie Imperiale d'Empire, sous fon Privilege et avec défense de n'en faire ni vendre de Copies.'

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Print, Etching on Paper, Colored


  • Mat (H x W): 40.2 × 50.8cm (15 13/16 in. × 20 in.)
  • Unmatted (H x W): 29.2 × 40.6cm (11 1/2 in. × 16 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


ART-Prints, Original

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