A View of the Canal Chinese Building, Rotunde, in Ranelagh Gardens, with Masquerade &c.VuŽ du Canal, du Batiment Chinois de la Rotunda, &c, Des Jardins de Ranelagh un Jour de Masquarade.
Engraving with hand colour. Very large margins.
Ranelagh Gardens during a masquarade, with the revellers wearing masks. After Antonio Canaletto (1697 - 1768), who lived and worked in London during the 1740s and 1750s. The print is a 'vuŽ d'optique', designed to be viewed through an optical viewer that gave the impression of perspective: thus the scene is reversed, as is the extra title at top, 'Masquerade Anglois'.
[Ref: 37771] £180.00