'The aerostatick Stage Balloon', 1783.

Nicholson, John

 
'The aerostatick Stage Balloon', 1783.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

Satirical hand-coloured etching by John Nicholson, also known as 'Hannibal Scratch', showing the upper clases seated in boxes around a balloon, as if at the theatre. The balloon, which has been filled with their vanity, is about to be burst by the mischievous figure on the right. Published by William Wells of Fleet Street, London on 23 December 1783. Dimensions (framed): 360mm x 253mm.

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10411052

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