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Commedia dell'arte characters are raising a balloon by having it pulled by horses. Coloured etching, ca. 1785.

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36353i
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A satire on unsuccessful, venial, or amateur balloonists. The four characters include Harlequin, the zany, and Pierrot. The doctor stands at one side and looks at the balloon through a telescope. Left, two windmills

Physical description

1 print : etching,with watercolour ; image 17.8 x 21 cm

Lettering

Moyen infaillible de diriger les ballons. Air de Pierrot.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36353i

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  • French


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