Auction 121, Lot 543

"Aspectus Stabulorum Versalice, sumptus secundi Cancelli. ue des Ecuries de Versailles, prise de la seconde Grille", Probst, George Balthasar

Subject: France, Versailles

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

15.7 x 12 inches
39.9 x 30.5 cm

Lovely vue d'optique of Versaille with details of stylish Parisens, soldiers, and carriages. The view was designed to be viewed in a special apparatus that gave the scene a strong 3-D impression. The title at top is engraved in reverse. These views are some of the most distinctive and interesting images of the eighteenth century, and their distinctive engraving style, striking perspective makes them as visually delightful as they are historically fascinating.


Condition: B

There is a small amount of marginal soil and a light stain in the upper corner of the engraving. Still an attractive piece.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/26/2007