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Mogg's New Picture of London and Visitor's Guide to its Sights, (1844) says that The Diorama, in Park Square, Regent's Park, long an object of wonder and delight in Paris, was first opened in London, September 29, 1823. This is a very extraordinary and beautiful exhibition; it consists of two pictures that are alternately brought into view by a very ingenious mechanical contrivance; the interior resembling a theatre, consisting of one tier of boxes and a pit, being made to revolve upon a centre with the spectators, thus gradually with-draws one picture and introduces the other to the view. A judicious introduction of the light, and other contrivances, give increased effect to pictures beautifully painted, which, by a concentration of talent, completes an illusion that with perfect justice may be pronounced "the acme of art".


REGENT'S PARK. East side of Park Square, and Diorama. London. SHEPHERD 1828


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