‘Veduta di un antico palazzo, e tempio sul Tevere’
Etching, hand coloured on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 42 x 29,5 cm. (16,5 x 11,6 inch). Image size: 41,5 x 29,5 cm. (16,3 x 11,6 inch).
This attractive print was published around 1780 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.
Made by ‘Anonymous’ after ‘Francesco Battagioli’. Francesco Battaglioli (Modena, 1725 ? Venice, 1796) was an Italian painter.
Condition: Good, given age. Light soiling and staining. Trimmed to image. Attached to cardboard. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: OPTICAL PRINT-ROME-ITALY-ANTIQUE PALACE-ROMAN-RIVER TIBER-BEGGAR