Les trois continents.

Format
Visual material
Language
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
Published/​Created
[France], [1840s-1850s].
Description
3 prints : colored engravings ; design 33 x 41 cm ; in frame 56 x 48.2 cm

Details

Subject(s)
Getty AAT genre
Notes
Composed of three prints by Dembour & Gangel (Metz, approximately 1840), mounted in one frame. Each print depicts a personification of a continent and is titled in French, Spanish and German. The print depicting Asia is pasted on the background. Two additional prints depict Europe and Africa, and are cut out into vertical strips and glued onto wooden slats fixed above the background print, creating an illusion or optical effect.
Provenance
  • Princeton copy 1: Signature in ink on back of frame: "Germaine 185[?]".
  • Princeton copy 1: Labels on back of frame: "23 - Ecole Romantique. Les trois continents. Estampe encouleurs.", "Hotel Versailles des Chevau-Légers", "25 Avril 1971", "Me Paul Martin".
Other title(s)
  • Asien
  • Afrika
  • Europa
  • Tabula scalata
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