19th Century Framed Hand-Colored Engraving

2212-23851D (Click to Inquire About This Item)

31H x 25.5W

Location: Baton Rouge


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This antique Framed hand-colored French engraving is a charming work depicting a Second Empire era young mother and her child enjoying the novelty of an optique which was a device used to simulate a three dimensional effect on photos. Similar devices evolved all over the world, but this example also reveals an insight into the garments and surroundings of affluent late 19th century Parisiennes.
Circa 1860s.
Measures 31H x 25.5W