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Charles Green (1785-1870), Balloonist

Sitter in 6 portraits
Charles Green was the first man to ascend in a balloon filled with coal-generated hydrogen gas in 1821. He made over 500 ascents and airborne excursions between 1821 and 1852, one of which was a record journey of about five hundred miles from Vauxhall Gardens in London to Weilburg in Germany.

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2557

Charles Green

by Hilaire Ledru
oil on panel, 1835
NPG 2557

D41384

A Rising Statesman (Charles Green; Ulick de Burgh, 1st Marquess of Clanricarde)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 10 August 1836
NPG D41384

D34902

Charles Green

by George Thomas Payne, published by Hodgson & Graves, after John Hollins
mezzotint, published 6 June 1838
NPG D34902

x36125

Charles Green

by Unknown photographer
albumen cabinet card, 1870s-1900s
NPG x36125

x48746

Charles Green

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate film negative, 18 February 1926
NPG x48746