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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1880,1113.4516

  • Description

    Scene in the garden of Foley House, Portland Place, with Mr Sheldon's Montgolfier balloon on fire; smoke and flames billow from collapsing balloon, a crowd of figures gather to watch; proof before letter. 1784
    Mezzotint and etching probably over aquatint base

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1784
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 250 millimetres
    • Width: 358 millimetres (cut to image)
  • Curator's comments

    For extensive comment on this print, the accompanying drawing and its attribution to Charles Francis Greville, see the entry on the drawing (1880,1113. 4515). The information is taken from K. Sloan, 'A Noble Art', exh. BM 2000, cat. 141 a, b, where both the drawing and print are reproduced.

  • Bibliography

    • Crace 1878 XXIX.55 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Crace Collection main series)

  • Exhibition history

    2000 May-Sep, BM P&D, A Noble Art, no. 141b

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1880

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1880,1113.4516

Scene in the garden of Foley House, Portland Place, with Mr Sheldon's Montgolfier balloon on fire; smoke and flames billow from collapsing balloon, a crowd of figures gather to watch; proof before letter.  1784  Mezzotint and etching probably over aquatint base

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Scene in the garden of Foley House, Portland Place, with Mr Sheldon's Montgolfier balloon on fire; smoke and flames billow from collapsing balloon, a crowd of figures gather to watch; proof before letter. 1784 Mezzotint and etching probably over aquatint base

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