Madam Saqui Descending: c.1816

 
Madam Saqui Descending: c.1816
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

Full image caption

In 1816, Madame Saqui ascended and descended a tightrope that was fixed to a sixty foot mast. Her performance was accompanied by a firework display.
This painted image is in a portfolio containing over 100 portraits of the famous visitors, musicians and performers that attended the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

Image Details

Date
 
1800 AD - 1860 AD
Image Number
 
007660

© Museum of London

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