A View of Marcellus’s Theatre in Rome

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A View of Marcellus’s Theatre in Rome
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T Bowles after Piranesi

A View of Marcellus’s Theatre in Rome

London , Robert Sayer ca. 1770

Engraving

Original hand colouring

270 x 430 mm

Neat repair to top left corner

£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