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Art/Nature

  • Andrew Forge
Chapter
Part of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures book series (RIPL)

Abstract

Eighteenth-century country gentlemen would carry small amber-coloured reducing lenses on their evening walks, and with their help they would transport themselves from Derbyshire or Kent into the Roman campagna or into the ideal campagna they had learnt from the paintings of Claude or Gaspard Poussin.

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© The Royal Institute of Philosophy 1973

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