A View of the Balloon of Mr. Sadler's Ascending With him and Captain Paget of the Royal Navy from the Gardens of the Mermaid Tavern at Huckney on Monday Aug 12 1811


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


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 45.7 × 32.7cm (18 in. × 12 7/8 in.)

Physical Description

Colored etching of Mr. Sadler and Captain Paget ascending in a balloon from the Mermaid Tavern, Hackney, on August 12, 1811. A cheering crowd has gathered on the ground and in the surrounding buildings. The balloon is labeled with small letters which correspond to a key that is printed in the bottom corners.


ART-Prints, Original

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