The Tower & Preparation of the Fire Works. With the Balloon. In the Park Augt. 1st, 1814.


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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, Aquatint on Paper, Colored


  • Mat (H x W): 27.9 × 35.6cm (11 × 14 in.)
  • Unmatted (H x W): 18.1 × 24.1cm (7 1/8 × 9 1/2 in.)


August 12, 1814

Physical Description

  • Colored aquatint of the preparation for fireworks in a park on August 1, 1814. The fireworks are arranged around a tower, with a crowd surrounding. A balloon is in the sky above.
  • 'J.H. Clark Del. Published & Sold Augt. 12th 1814, by Edwd. Orme. Publisher to his Majesty and H.R.H. the Prince Regent, Bond Street, (corner of Brook Str.) London. M. Dubourg Sculpt.'


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