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.
by John Hollins
oil on canvas, circa 1836-1838
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 10 August 1836
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