The 2nd Aerial Journey (Hydrogen Balloon) Charles et Robert Ju. 1, 1783. Vue prise de la terrasse des Feuillants.


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.


c. 1790-1820

Inventory Number


Physical Description

Watercolor on paper of Charles and Robert during their second ascension in a hydrogen balloon on July 1, 1783. Image shows the balloon aloft over a crowd of spectators with buildings in the background. Handwritten note with the painting says that the image is the view from the terrace of the Feuillants.

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Painting, Watercolor on Paper


  • Painting (H x W): 8.9 × 13.7cm (3 1/2 × 5 3/8 in.)
  • Note (H x W): 9.5 × 10.2cm (3 3/4 in. × 4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum



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