Summer Amusement. An Elevated Subject. Far from the busy world remove'd, how peaceful is their "lot"!!


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


  • Mat: 45.7 × 35.6cm (18 × 14 in.)
  • Unmatted: 35.6 × 24.8cm (14 in. × 9 3/4 in.)



Physical Description

  • Hand-colored etching of a cartoon showing two men and two women in a balloon gondola that is becoming detached from the balloon. One of the men is hanging onto the side of the gondola, while the other man is trying to pull him back in. The two women are holding onto the ropes with panicked expressions on their faces. Items are falling from the balloon, including two Union Jacks. A flock of birds surrounds the balloon.
  • 'Published, 1830 by S. Gans Southampton St. Strand.'


ART-Prints, Original

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