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The balloon 'Saladin' is blown off course out to sea from Bridport. Coloured wood engraving by W. Wyllie after Captain Templer.

  • Templer, James, Captain, active 1881.
Date
1880-1889
Reference
36310i
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view The balloon 'Saladin' is blown off course out to sea from Bridport. Coloured wood engraving by W. Wyllie after Captain Templer.

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Captain Templer, the artist, was one of three men involved in an accident involving the balloon 'Saladin', whilst taking meteorological observations, in December 1881. Templer and Arthur Agg-Gardiner were thrown clear of the balloon when it crash-landed at Bridport, but the third man, Walter Powell, M.P. for Malmesbury, was trapped on board, the balloon flew off, and Powell was never seen again

Publication/Creation

1880-1889

Physical description

1 print : wood engraving, with watercolour ; sheet 16.8 x 23.2 cm

Lettering

The balloon accident - The "Saladin" drifting seaward. From a sketch by Captain Templer, R.E. ; W. Wyllie.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36310i

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  • English


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