Tiberius Cavallo, F.R.S.


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, Stipple Engraving on Paper, Uncolored


  • Mat: 30.5 × 25.4cm (12 × 10 in.)
  • Unmatted: 13.3 × 10.2cm (5 1/4 in. × 4 in.)

Physical Description

  • Uncolored stipple engraving of a portrait of Tiberius Cavallo (March 30 1749 – December 21 1809). Tiberius Cavallo (also Tiberio) came to London from Naples in 1779, was admitted to Royal Society in 1781, and wrote on electricity magnetism and pneumatic chemistry. He was the author of an early history of ballooning in English, "The History and Practice of Aerostation" (1785), and speculated as to the use of hydrogen to achieve buoyant flight before the Montgolfiers or Charles. Image shows him from the chest upwards in front of a plain background.
  • "Trotter, Sculpt."


ART-Prints, Original

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