Covent Garden

Vue Perspective du Marché aux Fleurs a Londres

  • Publication place: Paris
  • Publisher: chez Jacques Chereau rue St, Jacques au defous de la Fontaine St. Severin aux 2 Colonnes No.257
  • Publication date: c.1760-70
  • Physical description: Engraved print with contemporary colour.
  • Dimensions: 317 by 505mm. (12.5 by 20 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 12416


A perspective view of the Covent Garden Market. Covent Garden hosted one of the largest markets in London, selling fruit, vegetables and flowers. By night, however, it was a noted red light district. These perspective views, or vues d’optique, were popular in Europe during the eighteenth century. They were viewed through lenses to give the illusion of a deeper perspective, enhanced by the deep vanishing point and bright colour of the original print.


  1. Yale B1977.14.15819.