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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E , Case MB7L, Shelf Z, Box 17III

The Ascent of Mrs Graham with the Royal Victoria Balloon

Print
ca. 1837 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Print depicting a hot-air balloon in flight, with three women in the basket, two waving English flags. The balloon is named the 'Royal Victoria'.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
lithograph
Brief Description
'The Ascent of Mrs Graham with the Royal Victoria Balloon', lithograph printed by W. Clerk, ca. 1837
Physical Description
Print depicting a hot-air balloon in flight, with three women in the basket, two waving English flags. The balloon is named the 'Royal Victoria'.
Dimensions
  • Height: 10.75in
  • Width: 7in
Dimensions taken from departmental handlist.
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Printed by W. Clerk, 202 High Holborn
  • Published by W. H. Adams, 2, Melina Place, Westminster Road.
Credit line
Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers
Object history
This object was part of the John Edmund Gardner collection of topographical prints and drawings of London. After Gardner's death the collection passed to his son Edmund Thomas, but was sold to Edward Coates MP in 1910. The collection was sold again in 1923 after Coates' death, and was split between various institutions and private collectors. The portion connected with Hoxton, Homerton, Hackney and Bethnal Green was bought by the Hon. Arthur Villiers and donated to the Bethnal Green Museum.
Subjects depicted
Places Depicted
Associations
Associated Object
Bibliographic Reference
Taken from departmental handlist.
Collection
Accession Number
E.4770-1923

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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