Blanchard and Jeffries crossing the Channel

Made:
c. 1785 in England
artist:
Unattributed

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Painting. [Blanchard and Jeffries crossing the Channel in 1785] / c.1785? Oil on panel; 33x44cm in gilt frame 41.5x50.5x5.5cm. The first crossing of the English Channel by balloon, 7th January 1785, with Jean Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries in the gondola; balloon ascension.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1946-148
Materials:
gilt and oil paint on panel
Measurements:
frame: 415 mm x 505 mm x 55 mm,
image: 330 mm x 440 mm
type:
oil painting
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
credit:
Penn-Gaskell Collection