C1789

CHINA-Convoi funebre d’un grand de la Chine.

C.18th engraving of a funeral procession of a prominent Chinese. Children walk with banners at the front, behind them various statues of the gods are carried, musicians and acrobats walk and fireworks are set off. Then men carry the coffin … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

CHINA-Convoi funebre d’un grand de la Chine.

Date:

C1789

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

410mm 
x 310mm

Paper Size: 

500mm 
x 407mm
AUTHENTICITY
CHINA-Convoi funebre d'un grand de la Chine. - Antique Print from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

C.18th engraving of a funeral procession of a prominent Chinese. Children walk with banners at the front, behind them various statues of the gods are carried, musicians and acrobats walk and fireworks are set off. Then men carry the coffin with the deceased. Behind the coffin comes the family of the deceased. Some women are carried in litters.

From Denis Diderot’s, Encyclopaedia which was a monument in the history of European thought, undermining the ancien regime and heralding the French Revolution. It was a permanent source for all aspects of eighteenth century knowledge. It was edited by the brilliant Denis Diderot (1713-1784).

Provenance: Wigan Public Library (stamp)

References: Printing and the Mind of Man 200.

Collections:
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam: RP-P-1911-3173

Bernard Picart (1673 - 1733)

Picart was a French artist and engraver. He was born in Paris and died in Amsterdam. He moved to Antwerp in 1696, and spent a year in Amsterdam before returning to France at the end of 1698. After his wife died in 1708, he moved to Amsterdam in 1711 (later being joined by his father), where he became a Protestant His most famous work is Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde. Although Picart had never left Europe, he relied on accounts by those who had and had access to a collection of Indian sculpture.

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