Dover Castle, with the Setting off of the Balloon to Calais, in January 1785.


Display Status:

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

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Print, Engraving on Paper, Uncolored


  • Mat: 25.4 × 30.5cm (10 × 12 in.)
  • Unmatted: 14.3 × 21cm (5 5/8 × 8 1/4 in.)


August 1, 1789

Physical Description

  • Uncolored engraving of the balloon carrying Jean Blanchard and Dr. John Jeffries departing the English coast for Calais, January 10, 1785. Dover Castle and White Cliffs on the left, with a crowd gathered to watch the departure.
  • 'Painted by T. Rowlandson, & engraved by W. Birch, Enamel Painter. Published Augt. 1, 1789 by Wm. Birch, Hampstead Heath & sold by T. Thornton, Southhampton Strt. Covt. Garden.'


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