Optical Engraving of Peterhoff

Print

Creator:

Carmine, Joseph

Materials:

Paper

Dimensions:

H 13 in x W 17 in

Accession Number:

253.81

Credit Line:

FRH Museum Collection

Description

Hand-colored engraving of Palace at Peterhoff. Inscription on top is backwards: "Russischer Prospect.; 13." On bottom: "Peterhoff, Kaiserlicher Land Palast bey Petersburg.; Peterhoff, Palais Imperial de Campagne pres Petersbourg.; Augsburg bey Ios. Carmine." This print is a "perspective view" that was supposed to be viewed through an optical diagonal machine that produced the illustion of recession. That is why the title is written backwards.