'Chevalier Humguffier and the Marquis de Gull making an excursion to the Moon in their new Aerial vehicle'

Made:
1784

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Engraving: 'Chevalier Mumguffier and the Marquis de Gull making an excursion to the Moon in their new Aerial vehicle',
Science Museum Group Collection
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Engraving, 'Chevalier Humguffier and the Marquis de Gull making an excursion to the Moon in their new Aerial vehicle', 1784. 17x19cm. Satire on 1780s balloonomania. The gondola airship has as a balloon, a disc with moons and stars. A manuscript edit has been made to the title changing Humguffier to 'Momguffier' making the allusion more directly to the Montgolfier brothers.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1997-1827
type:
print
credit:
Grosvenor Prints
status:
Permanent collection

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