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Four commedia dell'arte characters are raising a balloon by winching it up with ropes. Process print.

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Description

A satire on unsuccessful, venial, or amateur balloonists. The four characters are the doctor, Harlequin, the zany, and Pierrot

Physical description

1 print : process print ; image 16 x 18.7 cm

Lettering

Moyen infallible d'enlever les ballons. Air de Pierrot. ...

Lettering note

Engraved below the image are two stanzas of verse in French of eight lines each. The Montgolfier brothers are mentioned

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36321i

Reproduction note

After a print published in 1785 with the imprint "Se vend Paris rue des Quatre-vents"

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  • French


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