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Creator:
John Francis Rigaud, 1742–1810, French, active in Britain (from 1771)
Title:
Captain Vincenzo Lunardi with his Assistant George Biggin, and Mrs. Letitia Anne Sage, in a Balloon
Date:
1785
Medium:
Oil on copper
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 19 x 14 inches (48.3 x 35.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.532
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
actress | altimeter | ambassador | assistant | balloon | ballooning | benches | breeches (trousers) | coats | costume | cravats | curtains | dress (costume) | entertainment | feathers | fichu | fringe | gesture | gold braid | gown | hats | historical subject | hot-air balloon | invention | men | neckpiece | portrait | pose | ropes | science | scientific instruments | sky | tricorne | trim | Union Jack | velvet | woman
Associated People:
Lunardi, Vincenzo (1759–1806), balloonist
Sage, Letitia Anne (née Hoare; ca.1750–1817) first British woman to fly
Biggin, George
Access:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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The Conversation Piece - Arthur Devis & His Contemporaries (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-10-01 - 1980-11-30)

Pleasures and Pastimes (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-21 - 1990-04-29)

Imaginative Geographies (Yale Center for British Art, 2006-02-01 - 2006-08-18)

Publications:
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Gemma Brace, Air Visualising the Invisible in British Art 1768-2017, Sansom & Co., Bristol, p. 18, fig. 6, N6764 .A57 2017 (YCBA)

Ellen G. D'Oench, The Conversation Piece: Arthur Devis & his contemporaries, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1980, p. 77, cat.no. 66, fig. 19, NJ18 D5151 D64 OVERSIZE

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1016
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