Descent of the Great Balloon

Made:
1836 in England
publisher:
McLean, Thomas
and
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and

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Print. Descent of the Great Balloon. HB Sketches No.453. / HB; A. Ducote's Lithogy 70 St. Martin's Lane. - Published by T. McLean, 26, Haymarket, [London] Octr. 22nd 1836. Lithograph, col.; image 33x24.3cm on sheet 36.5x27cm. - Embossed printseller's stamp for T. McLean, br. - Satire on the Irish Question; an Irish harp outlined on the balloon's gondola as it carries several eminent gentlemen who voice their worries; the balloon has a ghostly presence carrying a bag of [?spirit?]

Descent of the Great Balloon'. By A. Ductotes. Coloured lithograph by A Ductotes showing ten men travelling in a hot air balloon. Speech bubbles show the men's concerns about the rapid descent of the balloon. Published by T. McLean, London. Oct. 22nd 1836. 240mm x 330mm

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1984-481
type:
print, balloons, colour lithographs, depictions, hot-air balloons and lithographs
credit:
Burlington Gallery