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Vue d'optique - Le marché aux chevaux à Francfort sur le Mein.

Vue d'optique - Le marché aux chevaux à Francfort sur le Mein.

Chez Daumont et Lachaussée, Paris [circa 1790], 30,5x48,5cm, une feuille.


Original etching. For enhanced optical color watercolor, depicting a view of the horse market in Frankfurt am Main.
The optical views, also called views, perspectives or "mondo nuovo" prints are very popular between the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. They were intended to be observed through a set of several mirrors or by means of a Zygrascope instrument consisting of a mirror and a lens. The optical views can be considered as precursors of images in three dimensions and stereoscopes that were very successful in the nineteenth century. The optical views seem to appear in the 1740s and are entertainment area. The process was first developed in Paris, then London and finally in Germany and clung to represent - so idealized - the most famous vistas and landscapes of the East and West.
Some small traces of moisture, otherwise very good to test fresh colors. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

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