After Robert Blemmell Schnebbelie
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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