C1760

Vue du Palais du Viceroy et d'une partie de la Ville de Naples.

Artist:

Artist unknown

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. … Read Full Description

$A 375

S/N: DEC-1760-VOP-033–219254
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Full Title:

Vue du Palais du Viceroy et d’une partie de la Ville de Naples.

Date:

C1760

Artist:

Artist unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

420mm 
x 285mm
AUTHENTICITY
Vue du Palais du Viceroy et d'une partie de la Ville de Naples. - Antique View from 1760

Genuine antique
dated:

1760

Description:

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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