Vue Prise de la Grille du Château. Expérience du Globe Aerostatique de MM. Charles et Robert faite dans le Jardin des Thuilleries sur le Bassin en face du Château le Ier Decembre 1783.


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): 22.9 × 16.5cm (9 in. × 6 1/2 in.)
  • 2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 38.1cm × 33cm × 3.8cm (15 × 13 × 1 1/2 in.)

Physical Description

  • Colored etching of Charles and Robert's balloon ascending from the garden of the Thuilleries in December 1783. A crowd of spectators is on the ground. The multiple colors on the balloon is inaccurate.
  • 'A. Sergene [illegible] sculp. Aqua forti 1783.' 'A Paris chez Tillard Graveur, Quai des Grands Augustins, Maison de M. Debure Fils Aîné, Libraire.'


ART-Prints, Original

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