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Optique no. 2 : intérieur d'eglise.

Additional Title(s):

Intérieur d'eglise.

[Paris?] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1825]
Physical Description:
1 peepshow (6 panels) ; 15 x 12 cm, expanding to 46 cm (extended)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .O68 1825
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Issued in a marbled slipcase bearing the title.
Hyde, R. Paper peepshows, cat. 20
BAC: British Art Center copy in publisher's original slipcase, with engraved title label.
Peepshow (or tunnel book) depicting a Gothic style church. The front-face shows the West Front of the building with the peephole occupying the central doorway. Comprised of six hand-colored, cut-out etchings (the first and last on cardboard panels), connected top and bottom by lighter paper (folded accordion style).
Accompanied by six extra cut-out images of groups of figures (as described in Hyde): (a) a baptism; (b) a priest walking beneath a canopy; (c) boys bearing a banner of St. Nicholas; (d) girls bearing a banner of Mary and Child; (e) a wedding; and (f) a priest delivering a sermon to his congregation. These figures could have been attached to panels of the peepshow.
Subject Terms:
Catholic Church -- Customs and practices.
Church buildings -- Pictorial works.
Tunnel books.
Hand coloring.

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