25 February 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 875
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 800
John Murphy (late 18th century), after Reinagle
The Perilous situation of Major Mony
mezzotint on laid paper, good impression with margins, published by J.Murphy, London, 1789
S. 21¼ x 25¾in. (54 x 65.5cm.)
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Major Mony fell into the sea with his balloon on the 23rd July 1785, off the coast of Yarmouth. He was most providentially discovered and rescued by the Argus Sloop, having been in the water for five hours.
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