BG-12519-4

Antique Print of the Audience of an Ambassador to the Emperor of China by Habermann (c.1770)

  • Condition: Fair, original/contemporary hand coloring. Narrow margins, small defects (also affecting image). Blank verso, please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1770
  • Overall size: 42 x 32 cm.
  • Image size: 42 x 28.5 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Representation come on mene un Ambassadeur a l'Audience devant l'Empreur de Chine'. View of the audience of an ambassador to the Emperor of China. This is an optical print, also called 'vue optique' or 'vue d'optique', which were made to be viewed through a Zograscope, or other devices of convex lens and mirrors, all of which produced an optical illusion of depth. Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: Francois Xavier Habermann (1721-1796), German engraver. Published at: Negoce comun de l'Academie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts libereaux.