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L'Optique

  • Engraved by Charles Nicholas Cochin, French. After Jacques de la Joue
    Made in Paris
  • Plate: 12 x 14.5 in.
    Engraving on laid paper
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.219
  • No known copyright restrictions

Description

The Duke of Picquigny commissioned Charles Nicholas Cochin to engrave a series of allegories after paintings of Jacques de la Joue. This allegory of optics includes such instruments as a telescope, a reflecting mirror, a microscope, and a magic lantern set in a landscape.

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L'Optique
Tiré du cabinet de Monseigneur le Duc de Picquigny.
Se vend à Paris ches la veuve de François Chereau graveur du Roy, rue St. Jacques aux deux Piliers d'Or.

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