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Choose from 26 pictures in our Lens collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Alexander Pope, English poet and satirist, 18th century (1906) Featured Print

Alexander Pope, English poet and satirist, 18th century (1906)

Alexander Pope, English poet and satirist, 18th century (1906). Three drawings in pencil by Bernard Lens, in the royal collection at Windsor Castle. Pope (1688-1744) is considered one of the greatest English poets of the eighteenth century. A print from Queen Anne, by Herbert Paul, Goupil and Co, London, 1906

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Frontispiece from Athanasius Kirchers Ars Magna Lucis Et Umbrae Featured Print

Frontispiece from Athanasius Kirchers Ars Magna Lucis Et Umbrae

Frontispiece from Athanasius Kircher's Ars Magna Lucis Et Umbrae. To the left is a woman as the personification of the sun, with the symbols of the zodiac covering her body. To the right is a woman as a personification of the moon covered in stars. Below her sits two peacocks. Rays of light hit various lenses which reflects Kircher's discoveries. Kircher demonstrated that by placing a lens between a screen and a mirror which had been written on, a sharp but inverted image of the text would appear on the screen. By using a spherical water-filled flask as a condenser to concentrate the light, Kircher found that texts painted on the mirror's surface could be projected by light from a candle after dark. These demonstrations eventually resulted in the birth of the magic lantern. Ars Magna Lucis Et Umbrae was published in 1646

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