Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts | Licence: CC0 1.0
Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts | Licence: CC0 1.0

Balloon Ascending Near the Entrance to Lord's Cricket Ground, 1839

c.1839

After Robert Blemmell Schnebbelie

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Title

Balloon Ascending Near the Entrance to Lord's Cricket Ground, 1839

Date

c.1839

Description

Balloon ascents were popular spectacles throughout the 19th century and often depicted by artists. Here, well-to-do men and women have come in carriages, and vendors and works stopped on their rounds, to watch Mr. Hampton's balloon straining at the ropes. The site is the St. John's Wood entrance to Lord's Cricket Ground, and the event took place on June 7, 1839. Medium: watercolor.
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Location

Lords Cricket Ground, St. John's Wood, London, England

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Medium

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Credits

Image Credit

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