We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.
Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Read more about our fine art prints.
Manufactured in the UK
All products are created in our Surrey print factory in the UK, and we are the trusted printing partner of many high profile and respected art galleries and museums.
We are proud to have produced over 1 million prints for hundreds of thousands of customers.
Product images of A balloon in flight
Product details A balloon in flight
A balloon in flight
Scene showing a decorated balloon in flight at Faubourg Saint-Antoine, France, on 19 October 1783. The balloon has a gallery or gondola for two passengers. Below can be seen a stepped platform with onlookers. Plate 8 from the book Description des expÃšriences de la machine aÃšrostatiques de MM.de Montgolfier, by Faujas de Saint-Fond (Paris, 1783). According to textual notes this balloon reached a height of 324 feet on the third in a sequence of flights and carried two aeronauts : Jean-FranÃ¾ois PilÃ”tre de Rozier (1754-1785) and AndrÃš Giroud de Villette. The launches took place near the home of Jean-Baptiste RÃšveillon, (1725-1811) a French wallpaper manufacturer who decorated the balloons of the Montgolfiers brothers, including this example.
Original: engraving. 1783
- Image ref: RS-10231
- The Royal Society