Madam Saqui Descending: c.1816
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actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

Madam Saqui Descending: c.1816

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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.


1800 AD - 1860 AD

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