Antique Print-VATICAN-POPE-ROME-ITALY-ST PETERS CHURCH-Anonymous-1760

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‘VUE DE L’EGLISE ST. PIERRE AU VATICAN ET DU PALAIS PAPAL.’

– This print shows the St Peters church at the Vatican and the palace of the pope. In front several people in 18th century dress. Optical views were very fashionable in the 18th century, they are engravings, mainly on copper plate, made to be seen through an optical box (with inversion of text and image), which consisted of an inclined mirror and a large lens, to be able to see the pictures. The windows of the buildings where cut out. On the reverse blue thin silk was glued to it to have a better optical view.

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Description

This print shows the St Peters church at the Vatican and the palace of the pope. In front several people in 18th century dress. Optical views were very fashionable in the 18th century, they are engravings, mainly on copper plate, made to be seen through an optical box (with inversion of text and image), which consisted of an inclined mirror and a large lens, to be able to see the pictures. The windows of the buildings where cut out. On the reverse blue thin silk was glued to it to have a better optical view.

Made by Anonymous after own design.

Medium: Engraving / optical print attached to carrier on hand laid (verge) paper.

Sheet size: 40.5 x 29 cm (15.94 x 11.42 inch). Image size: 40.5 x 29 cm. (15.94 x 11.42 inch).

Condition: fair, given age. Smudges and stains. Brownish. Paper and silk mounted on reverse. Windows cut out for rear lighting effect.. Paper loss on right. Sold as is / waf. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

VATICAN-POPE-ROME-ITALY-ST PETERS CHURCH-PALACE POPE | RB-A8-27

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

This attractive print was published in 1760.

Provenance: Name of former owner on reverse.

Additional information

Dimensions 29 × 40 × 1 cm

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