"'vue d'optique'" Vue du Palais Royal Prise du Chateau d'Eau" Paris ca. 1790
Hand colored etching on rag paper
Originally from a three dimensional set with mirrors. The text is printed backwards on the top of the print.
Text in bottom left corner "A Paris chez BASSET, Rue St. Jacques No. 64."
Condition: foxing on paper mostly around the edges
Size: 14 x 21 inches
"vue d'optique" is the term used to describe a three dimensional French viewing box with mirrors. Prints like this would have been used as the backdrop in the box.