C1760

L’Eglise du Ouest et la Boucherie, a Amsterdam

Artist:

Chereau

View of Amsterdam’s Keizersgracht canal. Vue Optic During the C18th “vues d’optique” became extremely popular in England and Europe. They capitalised on a market eager for the latest novelty. They were specifically designed to create the illusion of perspective when … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

L’Eglise du Ouest et la Boucherie, a Amsterdam

Date:

C1760

Artist:

Chereau

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.
AUTHENTICITY
L'Eglise du Ouest et la Boucherie, a Amsterdam - Antique View from 1760

Genuine antique
dated:

1760

Description:

View of Amsterdam’s Keizersgracht canal.

Vue Optic

During the C18th “vues d’optique” became extremely popular in England and Europe. They capitalised on a market eager for the latest novelty. They were specifically designed to create the illusion of perspective when viewed with a zograscope or perspective glass. These viewing devices used a series of reflecting mirrors to enhance the illusion of depth in the print, creating a veritable “view” for the onlooker

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