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Mrs. Sage

Collection:  SCM - Art
Object Name:  oil painting; portrait
Maker:  Unattributed
Place Made:  England, United Kingdom
Date Made:  1785
Materials:  oil paint on canvas
Measurements:  frame: 920 mm x 785 mm x 110 mm; image: 770 mm x 630 mm

Description:  Painting. [Mrs. Sage] / artist unknown, 1785. Oil on canvas, 77x 63cm or 92 x 78.5 x 11 cm in gilt frame. Portrait, HL, of Mrs. Letitia Ann Sage, 'The first English female aerial traveller' in Lunardi's balloon ascent of 29 June 1785; with balloon motif. Head, bust, white fur mantle, hat and half-veil. aeronaut/balloonist

Object Number:  1950-302/4

Credit Line:  Penn-Gaskell Collection

4 Related People

Lunardi, Vincenzo
1759-1806, clerk; aeronaut; balloonist, Italian
Burn, Kathleen
active 1909-1922; d. 1966, countess, English; British
Sage, Letitia Ann
active 1773-1817, actress; aeronaut; wardrobe keeper, British
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