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Vue of Grosvenor Square

Title
Vue de la Place de Grosvenor à Londres.
Author
[Anonymous]
Publisher
à Londres chéz Wichnyther et à Paris chéz Chereau rue St. Jacques au Coq,
Publication place
London and Paris,
Publication date
1761.
Dimensions
Image: 260 by 410mm. (10.25 by 16.25 inches). Sheet: 305 by 485mm (12 by 19 inches).
Price
£150
Reference
12418

Description

Engraved print with contemporary colour.

Notes

A view of Grosvenor Place, named for the Grosvenor family. Grosvenor Place was the original site of St George's Hospital, and the London Lock Hospital. These perspective views, or vues d'optique, were popular in Europe during the eighteenth century. They were viewed through lenses to give the illusion of a deeper perspective, enhanced by the deep vanishing point and bright colour of the original print.