BG-12518

Antique Print of a Chinese Temple (c.1750)

  • Condition: Fair/good, general age-related toning. Minor wear and small defects, slightly affecting image. Blank verso, please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1750
  • Overall size: 44.5 x 29.5 cm.
  • Image size: 43 x 27.5 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Vue d'un temple Chinois : Le grand Kia-cheu de la Chine, ou Temple des Aïeux, préparé pour le Sacrifice solemnel, que les Chinois célébrent pour leurs Ancêtres'. Vue d'optique of a Chinese temple prepared for annual sacrifice held in honour of deceased ancestors, whose portraits are displayed around the temple. 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: Anonymous.