IBBETSON, Julius Caesar
(b. 1759, Leeds, d. 1817, Masham)

George Biggins' Ascent in Lunardi' Balloon

1785
Oil on canvas, 50,5 x 61 cm
Neue Pinakothek, Munich

In addition to an ironic and self-critical attitude of British painting to modern technology, there was an objective documentation of technical innovations in the second half of the 18th century, as in Ibbetson's painting.