Print, Etching on Paper, Colored , POUR LA FÉTE DU ROY! PAR ÉLISA GARNERIN.

Print, Etching on Paper, Colored , POUR LA FÉTE DU ROY! PAR ÉLISA GARNERIN.

Hand-colored etching showing Elisa Garnerin (1791-1853) parachuting from a balloon. She is standing in a basket under a parachute, while the hot air balloon that carried her aloft is shown in the upper left quardrant. This may be a representation of a flight from Paris on September 17, 1815, celebrating the allied victory over Napoleon, with the King of Prussia in attendance.

Created By:

Dane A. Penland

Date Created:

08/01/2016

Source:

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Keywords:

Art

Restrictions & Rights:

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