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        The Ballooning Experiment at the Chateau de Versailles, 19th September, 1783

        French School, (18th century); French. Medium: coloured engraving. Date: 18th Century. Experience aeronautique faite a Versailles; premiere ascension d'etres vivants a bord d'une montgolfiere; by the Montgolfier brothers before Louis XVI (1754-93); the balloon carried a rooster, a duck and a sheep; proved that living creatures could survive at higher altitudes; Provenance: Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Meudon, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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