[View of the new Bridge at Westminster.]
Engraving, original colour, scarce. Image 225 x 380mm, 9 x 15½". Prepared as a transparency: black borders stuck on over the edge of the image; windows excised, painted paper stuck on reverse.
The first Westminster Bridge, designed by the Swiss architect Charles Labelye and opened 1750. Not only is this print a vüe d'optique (designed to be viewed through an optical instrument called a zograscope, thus engraved transposed left to right), but it has also been manually prepared as a transparency, with details cut out to give a night-time effect when held up to the light.
[Ref: 27138] £470.00