View of the Flower Garden & part of the Palace of Fontainbleau.

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View of the Flower Garden & part of the Palace of Fontainbleau.
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After Rigaud

View of the Flower Garden & part of the Palace of Fontainbleau.

London, John Bowles and son, Cornhill, ca 1770

Engraving

Original hand colouring

225 x 450 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