This optical print shows a view of the King’s ship, launched in the port of Rochefort, France, 20 October 1751.
Made by an anonymous engraver after anonymous.
Medium: engraving/etching with faded and missing hand colouring, probably due to cleaning/restoration. on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 48 x 32.5 cm (18.9 x 12.8 inch). Image size: 40 x 25 cm. (15.75 x 9.84 inch).
Condition: good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
SHIPYARD-KING-FRANCE-ROCHEFORT-OPTICAL PRINT | DP-A2-001-28
Original antique print published 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.
Biography engraver: Artists and Engravers: Artist and engraver unknown, to be determined.