Lunardi's second balloon ascending from St. George's Fields, 1785

Made:
1785-1790 in London
artist:
Julius Caesar Ibbetson

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Painting, [Lunardi's second balloon ascending from St. George's Fields] / Julius Caesar Ibbetson, c.1785. Oil on canvas, 52x62cm in gilt frame 60x71x5.5cm. Formerly thought to have been by George Day, this is now attributed to Julius Caesar Ibbetson, and is a fuller version of the smaller oil by him in the Museum of London. A version exhibited at the Royal Academy London, 1788 (cat. 126). Shows the ascent from St. George's Fields, Islington, London, of George Biggin and Mrs. Sage, 29 June 1785; showing crowds, gantry, gas apparatus and Lunardi's balloon; balloon ascension; gas balloon; gantry

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1950-300/13
Measurements:
frame: 600 mm x 715 mm x 55 mm,
image: 520 mm x 620 mm
type:
oil painting
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
credit:
Penn-Gaskell Collection