C1760

Vue Perspective du Pont Elain, du Chateau St. Ange, et d’une partie de la Ville de Rome.

Fine c.18th vue Optic of the Mausoleum of Hadrian, known as Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. Vue Optic: During the c.18th “vues d’optique” became extremely popular … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Vue Perspective du Pont Elain, du Chateau St. Ange, et d’une partie de la Ville de Rome.

Date:

C1760

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

Small repaired tear at lower sheet edge, minor soiling, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

412mm 
x 255mm

Paper Size: 

492mm 
x 328mm
AUTHENTICITY
Vue Perspective du Pont Elain, du Chateau St. Ange, et d'une partie de la Ville de Rome. - Antique View from 1760

Genuine antique
dated:

1760

Description:

Fine c.18th vue Optic of the Mausoleum of Hadrian, known as Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family.

Vue Optic: During the c.18th “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.

Collections:
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Identifier : ark:/12148/btv1b6949449c

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