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Double paper leaf. Commemorative fan of first air balloon flight in England, 1783. Modified version of a 1754 engraving of Thomas Osborne's country house: house and premises with coach in yard left and crowd right; balloon and inscription "A View of Mr. Biaggini's grand Air Balloon" added, crowd...

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Provenance

Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1783

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Guard: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); maximum open: 46 cm (18 1/8 in.); arc: 115°

Accession Number

1976.293

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf printed and painted in watercolor; painted and gilt bone sticks

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes