The Triumphal Arch in the Garden of Versailles

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The Triumphal Arch in the Garden of Versailles
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R Parr after Rigaud

The Triumphal Arch in the Garden of Versailles

London, John Bowles, Cornhill ca. 1770

Copper engraving

Original hand colouring

250 x 420 mm

£180

These very brightly coloured 'perspective views' were printed for both decorative and educational use. They were intended to be viewed through a device known alternatively as an 'optical diagonal machine' or 'zograscope', which produced a reversed and magnified image with a crude 3D effect