"'vue d'optique'"Interieur du Louvre - Salle des Cariatides" 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 on the bottom of the page is in French. "A Paris chez BASSET, rue St. Jacques N. 64"
Condition: foxing and staining around edges of print, 1 inch tear at top of paper
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.