Villa Patrizi


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 [Calling Card or Invitation]


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 7.5 × 11.9cm (2 15/16 × 4 11/16 in.)


c. 1878

Physical Description

  • Invitation or calling card with uncolored etching. Image shows a balloon aloft over a villa with a wall marked 'Villa Patrizi' in the foreground. Cherubs are sitting in front of the wall. Somewhat illegible handwriting in ink above and below the image. Reverse is blank with adhesive and paper on the surface, showing it was adhered to another piece of paper and then removed.
  • Originally stored in envelope from Mrs. Kendall's Stationary, labeled 'Inviation to Balloon Ascension.'


ART-Prints, Original

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