This optical print shows the Porte Saint-Denis in Paris, France.
Made by an anonymous engraver after anonymous.
Medium: etching / engraving with original old hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 47 x 36 cm (18.5 x 14.17 inch). Image size: 41 x 28.5 cm. (16.14 x 11.22 inch).
Condition: good, given age. A few very light vertical creases. A few very small tears top margin, not affecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
PORTE SAINT DENIS-PARIS-FRANCE-TRIUMPHAL ARCH | DP-A2-001-16
Original antique print published ca. 1770. 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.
Biography artist: Artists and Engravers: Unknown.