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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 19 x 14 inches (48.3 x 35.6 cm)
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1981.25.532
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1665182
People Represented or Subject • Lunardi, Vincenzo (1759–1806), balloonist
• Sage, Letitia Anne
• Biggin, George
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
Publications

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


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

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