|Artist||George Thomas Payne after John Hollins|
|Published||London. Published June 6 1838, by Hodgson & Graves. Printsellers by Special Appointment to Her Majesty. 6. Pall Mall|
|Dimensions||Image 395 x 313, Plate 560 x 410, Sheet 637 x 495 mm|
A portrait mezzotint of the aeronaut Charles Green. He holds a barometer in his right hand, while his left rests on a large map spread out on his desk. He gazes upwards somewhat searchingly, perhaps alluding to his career in the clouds. Green (31st January 1785- 26th March 1870) was the most famous balloonist of Victorian Britain. By the time he retired in 1852, he had flown in a balloon more than 500 times.
George Thomas Payne (fl. 1838-1855) was a British printmaker, largely working in portraiture. From 1840 he was based in London at 3 St Paul's Terrace, Camden.
John Hollins (1798-1855) was a British painter and draughtsman. He was an Associate Royal Academician and cousin of Peter Hollins.
O'Donoghue 2, Lennox-Boyd i/ii
Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd
Condition: Repaired horizontal tear to lower right. Small tear to left margin. Wear and tear to edges. Some surface marking.