Dioramas originated in 1823 as a type of picture-viewing device in France. The word literally means "through that which is seen". The diorama was invented by Daguerre and Charles Marie Bouton and first exhibited in London September 29, 1823.
georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom
Circa 1880 A late Victorian diorama depicting a three-mast sailing ship in full rig, ship is named’ Maria Emily’ with a stylish painted background and sea with waves beneath, contained in a glazed gilt frame,...