London, South Kensington
22 January 2007
La Lanterne Magique
After J. E. Schénau, Paris; engraving by J. Ouvrier showing a lanternist projecting an image of a witch and satanic figures to a woman and three children; and its companion L'Origine de la Peinture ou Les Portraits a la Mode showing an artist taking a lady's silhouette profile by the light of a candle and three children engaged in further shadowplay, 325 x 450mm., both framed (2)
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Thomas Ganz (1994) Die Welt im Kasten, p. 38
David Robinson (1993), The Lantern Image, Iconography of the Magic Lantern 1420-1880, p. 27 no. 52
Robinson dates the engraving to 1765.
This lot has been archivally mounted and framed.
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