Blondin's Gigantic Arena.Dimensions. Length of Fence 400 English feet. Width of Fence 800 English Feet. Height of Fence 8 English Feet. Length of Tent 250 English Feet. Width of Tent 200 English Feet. Height of Tent 50 English Feet. [Accompanying Sheet]: Explanations of further measurements and details of erecting the tent.
Very scarce lithograph. Sheet size: 265 x 420mm (10½ x 16½"). Very slight central crease.
Jean François Gravelet Blondin (1824-1897) was a French tight-rope walker and acrobat. Blondin went to the United States in 1855 to perform with the Ravel troupe in New York City. It was in 1861 that Blondin first appeared in London, at the Crystal Palace. His success continued with a series of performance at the Crystal Palace in 1862, and elsewhere in England, and on the continent. His final performance was in Belfast in 1896 and a year later he passed away in Ealing aged 72.
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