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Creator:
Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after John Francis Rigaud, 1742–1810, French, active in Britain (from 1771)
Title:
Ascension of Madame Sage, Chevalier Biggin and Captain Vincent Lunardi in a Balloon, June 20, 1785
Date:
1785
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 15/16 x 13 1/8 inches (25.2 x 33.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower left: "Bartolozzi, F. (aft. Rigaud)" | c"

Lettered in black ink, lower left, within image: "Rigaud pinxit."; lower right, within image: "F. Bartolozzi Sculp."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.1338
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
altimeter | ambassador | assistant | benches | breeches (trousers) | coat | costume | cravat | curtain | curtains | dress | entertainment | feathers | fichu | flag | flying | fringe | gesture | hot air balloon | men | neckpiece | pilots | portrait | pose | rope | sky | travel | tricorne | Union Jack | velvet | women
Associated People:
Biggin, George
Sage, Letitia Anne (née Hoare; ca.1750–1817) first British woman to fly
Lunardi, Vincenzo (1759–1806), balloonist
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:13796
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