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        The Montgolfier Brothers' Balloon Experiment at the Chateau de la Muette, 21st November, 1783

        French School, (18th century); French. Medium: coloured engraving. Date: 1783. First aerial voyage by Francois Pilatre de Rozier (1754-96) and the Marquis d'Arlandes (1742-1809) from Muette to the Windmill at Croule-Barbe; other sources say it arrived at Gobelins or the Butte-aux-Cailles; Provenance: Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Meudon, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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