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Ascending and Descending, or Balloon & Dragoon, A scene at Portobello Barracks June 27th, 18[22].
Ascending and Descending, or Balloon & Dragoon, A scene at Portobello Barracks June 27th, 18[22].
[n.d. c.1822.]
Hand-coloured etching. 236 x 317mm (9¼ x 12½")
Crease to right hand side of image. Trimmed to image.
Edmund Livingston taking off in a balloon from Portobello Barracks, scaring a horse that throws a very large dragoon off onto his head. Livingston's flight was to raise money for the benefit of the suffering poor of the south and south west of Ireland. He came down in the Irish Sea off the coast of Baldoyle.
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