Monument of the Unfortunate Pilatre de Rozier and Romain who were killed near this spot between Boulogne & Calais on the Balloon taking fire June 15th 1785.


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

Inventory Number


Physical Description

Colored etching of the monument erected in honor of Pilatre de Rozier and Romain near the spot they were killed in a ballooning accident on June 15, 1785. Image shows the monument on the left side of the scene, next to a dirt road by a lake. Buildings in the background.

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Print, Etching on Paper, Colored


  • Mat (H x W): 25.4 × 30.5cm (10 × 12 in.)
  • Unmatted (H x W): 14.6 × 22.9cm (5 3/4 in. × 9 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


ART-Prints, Original

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