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Watercolor of Bleriot's monoplane in flight over a field. A dirigible is aloft in the background. Watercolor is adhered to a larger paper backing.
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust
Painting, Watercolor on Paper
Paper Backing (H x W): 26 × 22.2cm (10 1/4 × 8 3/4 in.)
Watercolor (H x W): 23.5 × 19.4cm (9 1/4 × 7 5/8 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
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