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A balloon ascent, c 1790.
One Sunderland mug, 6 x 4 1/4'
One Sunderland mug, 6 x 4 1/4', inscribed 'The Ascent of the Aerial'. Manufactury of Philips & Co, Sunderland.
Work Type
Penn
Date
1790-1810
Location
Sunderland
Description
One Sunderland mug, 6" x 4 1/4", inscribed "The Ascent of the Aerial". Manufactury of Philips & Co, Sunderland. 1790-1810. Image, Transfer print with overpaint; diameter 11cm, width with handle 16cm, height 15cm.
Painted scene on a Sunderland mug, 6' x 4 1/4', inscribed 'The ascent of the aerial' made by Philips & Co, commemorating a balloon ascent. Public balloon ascents began to be held in pleasure gardens after the first successful balloon ascents in Paris during 1783. These events attracted huge crowds and led to an explosion of ballooniana, or balloon art, expressed in paintings, prints and decorated ceramics as well as many other forms.
Repository
Penn-Gaskell Collection
Accession Number
Subject
mugs
ID Number
co475495
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero.
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File Name
large_SMG00024803.jpg
SSID
26403732

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