A view of the Royal Circus from St. Georges Fields-Southwark. Arnold's balloon and parachute, Aug. 31, 1785.


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, Uncolored


  • Mat (H x W): 25.4 × 30.5cm (10 × 12 in.)
  • Unmatted (H x W): 10.2 × 13.8cm (4 in. × 5 7/16 in.)


c. 1785

Physical Description

Uncolored etching of a balloon and parachute ascent from St. Georges Fields-Southwark on August 31, 1785. Scene shows the balloon and parachute shortly after take-off, with figures waving from both. A large crowd has gathered to watch.


ART-Prints, Original

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