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Promenades Aeriennes Jardin Baujon

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  • Title (object)

    • Promenades Aeriennes Jardin Baujon
  • Description

    The 'aerial walks', a roller-coaster built in 1817 in Paris, with two tracks curving down on either side of a central tower; several figures strolling around in the foreground; in the background, at right, a mill; after Garneray; second state, after alterations and addition of a line of inscription. 1817 Etching with hand-colouring


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  • Date

    • 1817
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 321 millimetres
    • Width: 484 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title in French followed by 'Honoré de la Présence de Sa Majesté le 2 Aout 1817". With "Dessiné d'après Nature par L.Garneray / Gravé par Lerouge / Déposé à la Direction des Estampes / A Paris au Jardin Baujon, et chez Ch. Bance, Rue J.J.Rousseau"
  • Curator's comments

    Listed in the 'Bibliographie de la France' on 19 July 1817, before the visit of the King announced in the title. A pair to a plate of the Montagnes de Belleville (1899,0713.181).
    According to IFF, there is an earlier state published in 1815, which does not feature the 'Honoré de la présence de sa Majesté...' line, and which shows some differences in the figures and the roller-coaster itself


  • Bibliography

    • IFF 7.II bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French Masters Portfolio)

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  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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View of the giant slide erected in the Jardin Baujon in Paris.  1817 Etching with hand-colouring


View of the giant slide erected in the Jardin Baujon in Paris. 1817 Etching with hand-colouring

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