A “Vue d’Optique” of the garden at the Palace of Versailles

  • Stock ID: 12680

An 18th century watercolored print depicting a a view of the garden at the Palace of Versailles. These “Perspective View” prints became popular in Europe during the 18th century, and were viewed, like slides, projected onto a white screen from lenses in “Magic Lanterns”. The magic lanterns projected the views onto a screen as a Salon's evening entertainment. This hand-coloured print depicts the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, showing the grounds with figures in elegant costumes and dogs playing. Area of Paris, circa 1770.

Fitted into a modern, glass and tape frame.

Condition report: In good and original condition, showing wear and mild fading in keeping with its age.
Dimensions: 43 x 27 cm.
Status: Available

  • Price: AU$380.00

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