"'vue d'optique'" Demolition de la Bastille le 17 Juillet 1789" France 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 on the bottom of the page is in French. "Paris Hocquart, rue St. Jacques 64"
Condition: some foxing around edges of print
Size: 14 x 20 inches
"veu d'optique" is the term used to describe a three dimensional French Viewing Box (Zograscope)with mirrors. Prints like this would have been used as the backdrop in the box.