Plates painted with aerial scenes, c 1850.

Image number: 10304350

Plates painted with aerial scenes,  c 1850.

These two china plates are decorated with aerial scenes. the first shows two children flying kites. The second shows an illustration of an aerial ship inscribed 'IER essai d'un Navire aerien. 1780' (first attempt at flight'). This supposed representation of the Petins project of 1850 is wrongly inscribed with the date '1780'.

Image number:
10304350
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 13:48
Image rights:
Science Museum
 

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