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Nekes Collection of Optical Devices, Prints, and Games, 1700-1996 (bulk 1740-1920)

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Nekes Collection of Optical Devices, Prints, and Games
Series I. Prints, circa 1700-1996
Series IB. Vues d'optique and translucent prints, circa 1700-1976
A large group of translucent illustrations, meant to be viewed with backlighting, includes 35 German and French vues d'optique (pricked and non-pricked prints), several French pin-pricked prints, and English polyorama images. See also Series III for translucent objects, such as the lithophane depicting Napoleon III, the porcelain lamp shade, and a moonlight scene printed on gauze cloth.
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2* Non-pricked vues d'optique, circa 1700-1976
2* 1 Vue de la Porte et Place Bourgogne sur le Port de la Ville de Bordeaux, undated
Paris; chez J. Chereau, rue S.t Jacques. No.114; mounted on wood; color engraving.
2* 1 [Cityscape] undated
Representing a walled city by a river; On verso: hard to read handwritten captions. Colored engraving; 17.5x26.3 cm.
2* 2 Thuscana Visus, undated
Iustus Sadeler excudit. 1 print, part of series on 5 senses. 24.5x36.5cm. Cfr. Il Mondo Nuovo, p.239, Catalogo Remon-dini series on 5 senses; cfr. also catalog Probst, ibid. p.72.
2* 2 Prospectus Interior Ecclesiae S.ti Pauli in Roma = L'interieur de S.t Paul de Rome, between 1740-1775
Paris; chez Daumont, rue St. Martin; Anne Fonbonne Sculp. 7.e Vue d'optique representant; on paper, not stiffened; 33x47.5cm. The caption's format compares with the Vauxhall gardens vue d'optique Box 3, f. 3. See also pricked vue d'optique of St. Paul's in Rome church interior Box 3, f. 7.
2* 3 [Neoclassic fountain in foreground with palace in background] 1700s
Blackened on frame, no caption visible; 26.5x36.5cm.
2* 3 L'Eglise de St. Pierre a Rome, undated
Representing an entrance. Title handwritten on verso. 26x41.5cm.
2* 4 Vue de l'hospital des enfants trouvés a Londres. The Foundling Hospital of London, Act of Parl't 1 May 1756
Paris; chez Basset, rue S. Jacques a S.e Genevieve. 30x43cm.
2* 4 Netley Abbey, undated
London; Reeves & sons Cheapside & W. Morgan 64 Hutton. G. W.'s Dioramic views: No.[3], number in pencil; l9.5x15 cm.
2* 5 Mont Blanc, 1838 October 12
London; published by Wm. Morgan, 25 Bart-letts Buildings, Holborn. No 16; Morgan's Improved Protean Scenery; 17x25cm.
2* 5 [Crystal palace] 1851 May
England; London; publ. by William Spooner, 379 Strand.; G. F. Bragg del.
Verso: Spooner's Protean View of the Great Exhibition of All Nations: Changing the Exterior to the Interior View of the Building, London. Recto: The Crystal palace, As Seen From Kensington Gardens, London. 23x28.5cm.
See Box 21 for more images by William Spooner.
2* 6 Thames Tunnel, London, circa 1850
England; London; publ. by William Spooner; 379 Strand. 15.5x24cm.
2* 6 [Volcano] undated
Denmark; Alfred Jacobsen. No. 2; backlit translucent print; 31x37cm.
2* 7 [Alchemist laboratory] 1976
Denmark; Alfred Jacobsen. F456. Backlit translucent print; 27x39cm.
2* 7 [Enchanted garden] 1976
Denmark; Alfred Jacobsen. F440. Backlit translucent print; 27x39cm.
2* 8 [Castle interiors] 1799 Feb 16
London; Publ.d at R. Ackermann; 101 Strand; Mannskirsch del. & sculp.
Two lithographs with colored paper backing; b&w; print size: No.17: 47x34.5cm.; No.18: 47x34.5cm.
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3 Pricked vues d'optique, 1740-1810
3 1 Nan-hsiung, circa 1750-1810
Augsbourg; Negoce co-mun de l'Academie Im-periale d'Empire des Arts libereaux; Gravé par Francois Xav. Haber-mann; Vue de Nanhung; Nanhung: Ist die 3te Haupt Granz und Zoll Stadt, in der chinesischen Provinz Quantung, wobei ein Wasser fliesset, welches so schwarz wie eine Dinte, u. worinen doch die geschmackhaffteste Fische sich befunden auch ist hier die beste schwarze Erde anzutreffen, worauss der berühmte chinesische Dusch oder schwarze Farbe versertiget wird. Also with equivalent text in French. Collection des prospects; 31x44cm.
3 2 Les pyramides de l'Egypte, circa 1750-1810
Pyramides Aegyptiae, miraculum mondi tertium = Les pyramides de l'Egypte, troisieme miracle du monde = I [sic] piramidi d'Egitto, il terzo miracolo del mondo = Die egyptischen Pyramiden, dritte Wunderwerck der Welt. Med. Fol.o Augsburg; Georg Baltha-sar Probst excud. A. V. No 43; 31x44cm.
3 3 Prospectus majoris deambulatorii horti Vauxhall ab Introitu = La vue de la Grande Allee du Jardin de Vauxhall prise de l'Entrée, 1740-1775
Paris chez rue [St. Martin]. 24e Vue d'optique representant... 31x45cm.
3 4 Palais du Rois de Pologne, undated
A view of Bilnitz in Saxony one of the Palaces of the King of Poland = vue de Bilntz, en Saxe, un des palais du roi de Pologne. Etching; 28.5x43.5cm.
3 5 Pyrotechnicae repraesentationis splendidissimae typus = Réprésentation d'un superbe feu d'artifice, circa 1766-1790
[Augsburg; G. Balthasar Probst] Cf. Il Mondo Nuovo, p.72. Med. Fol.o N.o 53. Fireworks in honor of Joseph II. Engraving; 31x44.5cm.
3 6 [Prospectus magni mercatus versus Ecclesie B.B.M./ad Monachium. = Vue du grand Marchè vers l'Eglise de Notre Dame a Mume] undated
[Bassano; Remondini]? Caption / title taken from Il Mondo Nuovo, p.228, Catalogo Remondini. 30x45cm.
3 7 St. Paul de Rome. The inside of S Pauls Church in Rome = Vue interieur de l'Eglise de S Paul de Rome, 1740-1775
Paris; chez Daumont rue St. Martin. 28x44cm. See Box 2*, f.2 for a less fine copy of this vue d'optique.
3 8 Prospectus ecclesiae Sanctae Mariae Majoris, undated
View of the church in Rome. After Piranesi. 29x44cm.
3 9 Theatre de Marcelluz a Rome: Vue du fameux Theatre de Marcelluz a Rome, undated
Paris; chés Huquier fils, Graveur, rue St. Jacques. Etching; 28x44cm.
3 10 L'amphitheatre de Rome, circa 1750-1810
Amphitheatrum romanum, miraculum mundi sextum = L'amphitheatre de Rome, sixieme miracle du monde = L'amfiteatro di Roma, il sesto miracolo del mondo = Der grosse runde Schauplaz zu Rom, sechste Wunderwerk der Welt, Augsburg; Georg Bal-thasar Probst excud. AV. Med. Fol.o No 43; 31x44cm. Cf. Vedereviaggiare, p.72.
3 11 Vue de la place St. Charles de Turin, 1740-1775
Paris; chez Daumont rue St. Martin. Etching; 28x44cm. Vue Perspective de la place St. Charles de Turin et de la porte neuve dans l'eloignement; Cf. Vedereviaggiare, p.116.
3 12 Gezic[ht] [na de Ra]am Poort [te Am]sterdam = Vue de la Porte des Rame à Amsterdam, circa 1750-1810
Amsterdam; by P. Fouquet junior; 29.5x44.5cm. Found in Catalogus 115 prenten Amsterdam, p.19.
3 13 Gesigt het Buyten-Hof na het Hof te zien in 's Gravenhage = Vue du Buyten-Hof, vers la Cour a la Haye = Veduta del Buyten-Hof, verso la corte a Haia = Prospect des Buyten-Hof, gegen Hof anzusehen, zu Grafenhaag, undated
202; Etching; 30.5x43 cm.
3 14 Winter gezigt van t'Hage: van de zyde van het westland, 1757
Title handwritten on verso; date handwritten on piece. Iceskating scene. 30x44.5cm.
3 15 Gesigt van de inside van de Kirck te Gouda, circa. 1750-1810
Title handwritten on verso; 29.5x44.5cm.
3 16 Vue du Promontore du Bonne Esperance, circa 1750-1810
Gravé par I. Riedet? Prospect des Vorgeburges der Guten Hoffnung = Vue du promontoir de Bonne Esperance. Collection des prospects; 31x45cm.
In Il mondo nuovo F. Riedel is listed as one of the artists active at the Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie.
3 17 Banque des Marchands à Stockholm, 1755-1790
[Augsburg; Academie imperiale d'Empire des arts liberaux...] Collection des Prospects.; 29x44cm.
3 18 Vue de Saalstadt. Lust Pallast zu Saalstadt des Königes von Schweden = Vue de Saalstadt Palais d'Été de S. M. le Roi de Suede, 1750-1810
Augsbourg ou Negoce comun de l'Academie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts liberiaux; Jaques [sic] Miller delin.; Gravé par Jean Benoit Winkler. Collection des Prospects; 30x43cm.
3 19 [Lightning and shipwreck] circa 1750-1810
30x42cm.
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4-5 Pin-pricked images, 1750-1851
Composed entirely from pin-pricks unless otherwise noted.
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4 [Flower bouquet] undated
Image à l'Aiguille. Produced in France. 36x23 cm.; on cream-colored paper.
4 [Bird] undated
Image à l'Aiguille. Produced in France. 14x22 cm.; on cream-colored paper.
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5 [Man standing with stick and pitcher] or 1750 1780
Pin-prick and watercolor drawing; in wooden frame with glass; 30x24.3cm.
5 Urania's mirror or, a view of the heavens; pictures of the constellations, 1825
London, Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand. Print on box lid: Sid[ne]y Hall. sculp[si]t. Cardboard box, wit23.5x17.5x3cm., contains 32 pricked etchings of the constellations on with white backing paper.
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6-7 Polyorama images, 1851
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6 L'hiver et l'ete, 1851
France; Lemaire. No. 69. 1 polyorama image, meant to be backlit, framed in wood for support but without viewing device; 26x33.5 cm.
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7 Polyorama images, 1851 18 images
France; Lemaire. 14.5x20cm.. Fragile: 1-11 in bad condition, some ripped. See Box 70** for viewer.
7 Le palais de Cristal Extérieur et Intérieur (Londres)
7 Place de la Concorde, Paris
7 Salle de l'Opera a Paris
7 L'hiver et l'eté
7 Charing Cross
7 Temple - Bar Londres
7 Le nouveau parlement (Londres)
7 Le beau temps et l'Orage
7 La tour de Londres
7 Versailles
7 La messe de minuit
7 La messe de minuit
7 S.t Bavon à Gand
7 Chemin de Fer
7 Londres et le tunnel
7 Palais Royal
7 Chapelle de Holy-rood (Edimbourg): Exterieur et intérieur
7 Champs Elysées à Paris
7 Palerme : environs de Palerme
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8 [Napoleon III] 1860s 15.5x12.5cm.
France. Lithophane picture.
See Box 63** for another example.
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9 [Moonlight] 1830
France. Pencil drawing on paper and thin fabric; in oval paper mat, in glass and wood frame; 23.5x28.5cm.


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