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Balloon Leaving Dover, Jean-Pierre Fran├žois Blanchard and Dr. John Jeffries depart Dover, 7 January 1785, by E.W. Cocks, oil on canvas, ca. 1840 (Science Museum, London)

Painting. [Balloon leaving Dover] / by EW Cocks (fl. 1825-1840), c.1840. Oil on canvas; [sight] 28.8×37.2cm in gilt frame 52.5x61x9cm. Signed bl. The first balloon crossing of the English Channel by Blanchard and Jeffries, 1785 January 7; shows the balloon above Dover Castle and harbour, with paddlesteamer (anachronism).

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