Richard Crosbie Esqr. The Celebrated Irish Aeronaut.
Richard Crosbie, (1755-1800), whole-length, standing and looking to left, right hand stretched out, holding leopard skin hat, wearing long fur lined coat. On 19 January 1785, Crosbie was the first person to ascend in a balloon in Ranelagh [see image at NLI call number ET C124]. It was noted on the day that he was dressed in a robe of oiled silk lined with white fur, his waistcoat and breeches were made of quilted satin, that he wore Moroccan boots and had a Montero cap made from leopard skin.
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[S.l. : s.n., n.d., ca. 1785?].
Formerly held at in-house number: PA 524.
Physical description: 1 print : etching ; 23.5 x 14.3 cm..
Citations/References: Catalogue of Engraved Irish Portraits and Original Drawings / Rosalind M. Elmes. - Dublin : p. 51.
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