Antique Optical Print – ROYAL PALACE-HET LOO-NETHERLANDS [Balthasar Leizelt, c.1770]



Garden view of the Royal Palace ‘Het Loo’.


‘Prospect von Loo des Prinz von Oranien Lust Schlosses’

By: Made by ‘Balthasar Frederic Leizelt’ after an anonymous artist.

Source: ‘Se vend a Augsburg au Negoce comun del’Academie Imperiale d’Empire des Arts libereaux … (Augsburg). This is an optical print, also called ‘vue optique’ or ‘vue d’optique’, which were made to be viewed through a Zograscope, or other devices of convex lens and mirrors, all of which produced an optical illusion of depth.

Etching / engraving on hand laid paper (verge).


Sheet: c. 43 x 31.5 cm

Image: c. 38.5 x 28 cm


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