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EXPÉRIENCE DU GLOBE AËROSTATIQUE DE MM. LES FRERES ROBERT AU JARDIN DES THUILERIES

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EXPÉRIENCE DU GLOBE AËROSTATIQUE DE MM. LES FRERES ROBERT AU JARDIN DES THUILERIES

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Ladies Powder Room


About this object

The balloon is wider than high with pale blue, pink and yellow vertical stripes. In the gondola are three figures, one in a blue coat waving a pink flower-like object, another holding a banner, two more banners on either side of gondola which is draped with three pink and blue swags. Below is a crowd of people standing in the Jardin des Tuileries.

Category:
prints
Object name:
EXPÉRIENCE DU GLOBE AËROSTATIQUE DE MM. LES FRERES ROBERT AU JARDIN DES THUILERIES
Made from:
Hand-colored etching on paper
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
1784
Size:
34.6 x 25.4 cm (13 5/8 x 10 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
55.49
Class:
HAND COLORED ETCHING
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION At top: Bon Voyage; At bottom: Experience du Globe Aerostatique de MM les Freres Robert au Jardin des Thuileries...Le Dimanche 19 7bre 1784.; A Paris chez Esnauts et Rapilly, rue St. Jacques à la Ville de Coutances?
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973