On November 21, 1783, Jean-Francous Pilatre de Rozier and Francois Laurent d'Arlands launched the first untethered human carrying hot air balloon, changing air travel forever. The successful launch created a demand for ballooning paintings, prints and memorabilia that lasted well into the 19th century. Artist: EMILE GUERAUD (French, 19th century)Condition: Minor cracking upper left and discolored varnish. Frame: Housed in a wood frame, the work is protected by glass. Medium: Oil on boardSignature: Signed lower right "Emile Gueraud" Title: SPECTATORS WATCHING HOT AIR BALLOONS FROM THE BEACHWork Size: 30" x 46" Condition: Dimensions: Framed: 50 -3/4" x 34 -1/2".