Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Catoptric Anamorphosis of a Woman with a Cane, Holding a Rosary
Published by Walter Frères - r. Paradis Pre 28, Paris
Currently not on view
1965-194-33Purchased with the Margaretta S. Hinchman Fund, 1965
LabelRelics of the Renaissance curiosity cabinet and of the earliest experiments with optical devices, sets of printed anamorphic transformation cards began to be produced during the nineteenth-century for home diversion. Box sets were sold with reflective cylinders called anamorphic scopes into which the viewer must look to properly see the image that appears distorted on each sheet.