C1874

M. Blondin in Mid-Air.

Colonial engraving of the famous tight rope walker Charles Blondin crossing Middle Harbour in 1877.  Blondin had become very famous after pushing a wheelbarrow containing a small stove made of sheet iron across Niagara Falls which he then proceeded to … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

M. Blondin in Mid-Air.

Date:

C1874

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

Repaired tear at lower margin, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 255mm
AUTHENTICITY
M. Blondin in Mid-Air. - Antique Print from 1874

Genuine antique
dated:

1874

Description:

Colonial engraving of the famous tight rope walker Charles Blondin crossing Middle Harbour in 1877.  Blondin had become very famous after pushing a wheelbarrow containing a small stove made of sheet iron across Niagara Falls which he then proceeded to light a fire and cook an omelette while suspended on the rope, he  the lowered the omelette down to passengers on to the Maid of the Mist who ate it before Blondin continued his crossing.

From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

Collections:
State Library Victoria: PCINF AS 03-11-74 P.129

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