This very attractive optical print shows ships on the sea near the coast at sunset.
Made by an anonymous engraver after Daumont.
Medium: engraving / etching with original old hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 47.5 x 32 cm (18.7 x 12.6 inch). Image size: 41 x 26.5 cm. (16.14 x 10.43 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. Paper with some light creases. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
SHIPS-SEA-SUNSET-COAST-OPTICAL PRINT | DP-A2-001-20
Original antique print published by Daumont in Paris 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. Artists and Engravers: Daumont was a well-known publisher of optical prints, established in Paris. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries there were many popular speciality establishments in Paris, Augsburg and London which produced optical viewing devices and special engravings to be viewed through them.
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