The Palace of St. Cloud on the side of the Orange Garden

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The Palace of St. Cloud on the side of the Orange Garden
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N Parr after J Rigaud

The Palace of St. Cloud on the side of the Orange Garden

London, John Bowles, Cornhill ca. 1770

Copper engraving

Original hand colouring

230 x 430 mm

£160

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