The ‘Protean View’ or ‘transformation’, is an alternative amusement to the peepshow, popular in Victorian times.

Spooner produced several examples although little is known about the artist. This work depicts a view of The Thames Tunnel which changes into the Coronation Procession from Buckingham Palace when the lithograph is lit from behind.

Provenance

Private collection; Marlborough Rare Books.


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