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Oil painting of one of James Sadler's ascents from the Mermaid Tavern, Hackney in 1811. On August 13 he ascended with Lt. Paget. On August 29 he made a second flight with Mr. Beaufoy. Image shows the balloon aloft with a crowd watching from below.
Flight of James Sadler
The painting apparently represents one of James Sadler's flights from the Mermaid Tavern, Hackney, Middlesex, London, in August 1811.
This object is on display in the Hangar Overlook at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.