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James Sadler Setting Off on the Proposed First Crossing of the Irish Sea from Dublin by Hot-Air Balloon, 1812

Image credit: Wellcome Collection

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The accompanying text reads, 'Mr Sadler over the Lighthouse, Dublin. 1812.' The basket of the balloon is inscribed 'Erin gobrah', i.e. Éirinn go Brách or Erin go Bragh, translated into English as 'Ireland forever'. The ascent occurred on 1st October 1812. The painting shows Sadler holding two flags.

Wellcome Collection

London

Title

James Sadler Setting Off on the Proposed First Crossing of the Irish Sea from Dublin by Hot-Air Balloon, 1812

Medium

watercolour on paper (?)

Measurements

H 35 x W 24.1 cm

Accession number

36358i

Acquisition method

presumed to be part of the collection formed by Henry S. Wellcome

Work type

Watercolour

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183 Euston Road, London, Greater London NW1 2BE England

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