Balloon by George Shepherd


George Shepherd

Fine art poster

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We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.

Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

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All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.

We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

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We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.

Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.

We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.

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A half section of a balloon used by the Franklin search expeditions for distributing messages. Rescue vessels loosed hydrogen-filled balloons carrying bundles of messages stitched to lengths of fast and slow burning fuses. As the lines burned through, they released the messages, scattering them over a wide area. It is made of red and white paper enclosed in silk net.

Object number: AAA4347
Date: 1852-1853
Overall dimensions: 1150 mm x 1220 mm x 690 mm

  • Image reference: L7957-001

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