Painting. [Balloon arriving at Calais] / by EW Cocks (fl.1825-1840), 1840. Oil on canvas; [sight] 28.8x37.2cm in gilt frame 53.5x61.5x9.5cm. Signed bl. The first balloon crossing of the English Channel by Blanchard and Jeffries, 1785 January 7; shows balloon above Calais harbour, a seascape with paddlesteamer (anachronism) and fishing boats, with French soldiers (tricolour flag stripes incorrectly ordered).