Balloon Arriving at Calais, by E.W. Cocks, oil on canvas, ca. 1840 (Science Museum, London)

Painting. [Balloon arriving at Calais] / by EW Cocks (fl.1825-1840), 1840. Oil on canvas; [sight] 28.8×37.2cm in gilt frame 53.5×61.5×9.5cm. Signed bl. The first balloon crossing of the English Channel by Blanchard and Jeffries, 1785 January 7; shows balloon above Calais harbour, a seascape with paddlesteamer (anachronism) and fishing boats, with French soldiers (tricolour flag stripes incorrectly ordered).

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