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A balloon race from London to Hampshire, 1880. Coloured wood engraving, 1880.

  • Murray, William Bazett, active 1871-1890.
Date
[1880]
Reference
36424i
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Description

An aeronautic match on 21 March 1880 between the French balloon République de France and the English balloon Eclipse. flying from the Crystal Palace at Sydenham, where there was snow on the ground, to Long Island, near Havant (République de France) and Hayling Island (Eclipse). "A rush down" shows the descent of the Eclipse through clouds of ballast sand that it had discarded earlier. The prize for the winner was not awarded (Illustrated London news, loc. cit.)

Publication/Creation

[London] : [Illustrated London news], [1880]

Physical description

1 print : wood engraving, with watercolour ; image 31.1 x 24 cm

Lettering

International balloon-race from the Crystal Palace -- see next page.The start. 1. Long Island. 2. Hayling Island. 3. Isle of Wight. A rush down. The finish.

Creator/production credits

"The start" drawn by "our own artist Mr. T.B. Murray", situated on top of the north tower of the Crystal Palace (Illustrated London news, loc. cit.): possibly intended to name W.B. Murray, the magazine's artist responsible for other ballooning prints. The "finish" was drawn with the aid of those in the French balloon, presumably meaning M. Perron, described as an artist. The aerial views may be by Perron or by "Mr W. Cobb, photographer to the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich" aboard the Eclipse

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36424i

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