Genre, Decoratives, La Laterna Magica
"La Laterna Magica"
Peepshow provider on a plaza in Rome. Curious crowd looking into the peep box with vues d'optiques, engraving specially printed for the purpose of showing. See article about cues d'optiques above.
Hand colored copper etching by Bartolomeo Pinelli (1781-1835).
Published in "Raccolta di motivi pittoreschi". Rome, 1809
Pinelli was a masterful engraver who depicted public life and costumes in early 19th century Rome.
Very good condition.
Image: 20 x 29 cm ( 7.8 x 11.4 )
Page size: 25 x 37 cm ( 9.8 x 14.5 ")