home
delivery
products
search
 
add to my favourites
 

Ballooning scenes on china, late 18th century.


© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

image details

Description
The scene on the plate in French blue and white faience shows a hydrogen balloon over a village. The bowl in blue and white Bristol Delft china shows a balloon with flags and two aeronauts. Public balloon ascents began to be held in pleasure gardens after the first succesful balloon trips in Paris during 1783. These events attracted huge crowds and led to an explosion of ballooniana, or balloon art, expresed in paintings, prints and decorated ceramics as well as many other forms.
 
Image Ref.
10304354
 
 
 

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£14.79
 
 

buy a framed print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
Select quantity
 
£73.96
 
 

buy a canvas

Select canvas type
 
Select size
 
Select quantity
 
£44.38
 
 

related links

If you want to licence this image click here