38e. Vuë d'Optique Nouvelle, Representant la Place et l'Eglise des Augustins à Ausbourg.
A Paris chez J. Chereau rue St Jacques au dessus de la Fontaine St Severin aux 2 Colonnes n° 257
XVIIIth century optical view in original watercolors. Original copper plate engraving on laid paper heightened with watercolor at that time. Published by Jacques Chéreau in Paris circa 1790, depicting a view of the Augustinian Church in Augsburg (Germany).
During the 18th Century, several renowned establishments in Paris, London (England), Augsburg (Germany) and Bassano (Italy) were specialized in the creation of these optical views. They could be viewed alone or through a zograscope, a wooden foot surmounted by a lens which enlarged the image and accentuated the perspective effect. They could also be placed in optical boxes, the spectator then looked inside the box through the lens. This distraction was greatly appreciated in the 18th Century in the salons of the bourgeoisie and the nobility as in the countryside thanks to the hawkers.
These etchings are nowadays exhibited in museums around the world and extremely appreciated by collectors and decorators for their historical interest and their high decorative value.
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The confession of Augsburg is a major text of Lutheranism presented on June 25, 1530 to Charles V during the Augsburg Diet.
Earlier in 1530, Count Jean de Saxe had asked Martin Luther to set evangelical doctrine for his states, and in March 1530, Luther wrote the Torgau Confession with his collaborators Jonas, Melanchthon, and Bugenhagen.
On June 25, 1530, the Protestants, seven Lutheran princes and two imperial cities, presented to the sovereign a compromise resulting from the confession of Torgau, the confession of Augsburg. This is the founding text of Lutheranism written by Philippe Melanchthon on the basis of the first considerations on the faith of Martin Luther, then in the banner of the Empire. His goal was to write a text that accurately portrays the beliefs of the reformers and obtain a text acceptable to the Catholics of the Empire.
On August 3, 1530, Catholic theologians wrote a reply, the Rebuttal. Charles V refuses to hear the reformers' response on September 22. He proscribed the confession by the Diet, where the majority of Catholic deputies were.
The Galerie Napoléon is pleased to propose to you this strong water etching printed 231 years ago (around 1790).
As for all the antique prints in our catalogue, this optical view 38e. Vuë d'Optique Nouvelle, Representant la Place et l'Eglise des Augustins à Ausbourg. datant de 1790 is dispatched worldwide within 24H in a Secured packaging, accompanied by its certificate of authenticity guaranteeing the name of the artists (draughtsman, engraver, editor), the impression process used (Strong water) and its date (1790).
In order to guarantee a perfect conservation in time, this strong water etching is dispatched, ready to be framed, under museum quality color passepartout (manufactured without acid in the pulp for a neutral pH) on a cream mountboard made from carton bois (also acid free & neutral pH), in a luxurious portfolio.
At the apogee of the mode for optical views, between 1750 and 1790, four European cities specialized in their edition: Paris (France), London (England), Augsburg (Germany) and Bassano (Italy).
Optical views are prized in very different social circles : pleasant recreation in aristocratic salons, the views are admired in beautiful and richly decorated optical boxes which are real works of art. The show was transformed into a real scientific experiment. But the optical views also entertained the people who were in a hurry when a hawker set up a box on a market and began to narrate the extraordinary events that had taken place in a more or less distant and inaccessible country.
There are three categories in the production of optical views.
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