The Chavolant; or Kite Carriage.
London. Published by Sherwood & Co. 1827.
Aquatint. Platemark: 215 x 135mm (8½ x 5¼"). Thread margins.
George Pocock (1774–1843) was an English schoolteacher and inventor of the 'Charvolant', a kite-drawn carriage. In 1826, he patented the design of his 'Charvolant' buggy, which used two kites on a single line to provide enough power to draw along a buggy carrying several passengers at considerable speed. This scene depicts five figures in the buggy, travelling along a road in the centre. The two well dressed figures at the back wave to onlookers on both sides.
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