To The Worshipful the Mayor & Corporation of the City of Bristol. This Print, (of the Perilous Situation of Messrs. Sadler & Clayfield, who Afcended from Bristol on the 24th of Septr. 1810, at 20 Minutes past 1 O'Clock, and Descended in the Bristol Channe


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, Aquatint on Paper, Colored


  • 2-D - Unframed (H x W): 43.8 × 29.2cm (17 1/4 × 11 1/2 in.)
  • 2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 53.3cm × 39.4cm × 3.8cm (21 × 15 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.)


April 29, 1811

Physical Description

  • Colored aquatint of Mr. Sadler and Mr. Clayfield's inadvertent descent into the Bristol Channel on September 24, 1810. The gondola of the balloon is shown in the water, and a rowboat is coming to their rescue. This print is dedicated to the Mayor and Corporation of the City of Bristol.
  • 'Drawn by E.M. Jones. Publifhed April 29th, 1811, by E.M. Jones, No. 32 Little Newport Street Newport Market.'


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