Balloon Hunting near Lady James's Folly by Thomas Rowlandson

Lady James's Folly is now called Severndroog Castle and stands in Castlewood Park, Shooters Hill above Woolwich.

Details

Medium:
Pen & ink, watercolour & pencil
Dimensions:
26 x 35 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £8,251)
Acquired in:
1991
Vendor:
Sotheby's

It was built as a tribute to Sir William James's achievements against pirates in the Indian Ocean, and in particular for capturing Severndroog on the Malabar coast.

Provenance

Sir William Gordon Cumming, Bt.

Venue details

Greenwich Heritage Centre Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, LONDON London SE18 4DX 020 8854 2452 www.greenwichheritage.org

Entry details

Free to all

Tue – Sat, 9am – ​5pm

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