Mr. Charles Green, the Aeronaut

Method Mezzotint
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
Notes 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.
Framing unmounted
Price £300.00
Stock ID 45636