The Puzzling Balloon

Made:
c. 1784

Print. "The Puzzling Balloon for Reflection and Diversion", c.1784. In three pieces: 1. engraving, handcol., on card, 13x8cm. Showing on both sides, Lunardi's balloon with figure of aviator in gondola. A game of conceit playing on LUNARDIS the letters representing virtues and vices. 2. title printed in colophon adhered to handmarbled paper cover (part faded), 8x15.5cm unfolding to 14.5x15.5cm. 3. printed paper text explanation, 5x9cm.

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1946-205
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Penn-Gaskell Collection
status:
Permanent collection

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