French School, circa 1785

AERO MONTGOLFIERE PILOTED BY ROZIER AND ROMAIN, THE FIRST ATTEMPTED CROSSING OF THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

Gouache on board

Signed with initials and dated ‘G H 1785’ (lower right), inscribed ‘Aero-Montgolfiere – De Pilatre de Rozier et Romain. Dans lasquelle ici pervient le 15 Juin 1785. En voulant traversers la Manche – A Winnille – pas de Calais’

5 x 7.3/8 in. (12.7 x 18.5 cm.)

Price: £5,400