C1789

Convent de Talapoins. / Pierres en forme de Mitre quon voit aupres des Pagodes. / Parasols d’honneur que le Roi de Siam donne aux Sancrats

C.18th engraving of Siamese (Thai)  monastery and miter-shaped stones that can be seen near the Pagodas and the  parasols given by the King  to the sancrats, the four most senior of the Buddhist monks  in the monastery who the only … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Convent de Talapoins. / Pierres en forme de Mitre quon voit aupres des Pagodes. / Parasols d’honneur que le Roi de Siam donne aux Sancrats

Date:

C1789

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

220mm 
x 325mm

Paper Size: 

270mm 
x 407mm
AUTHENTICITY
Convent de Talapoins. / Pierres en forme de Mitre quon voit aupres des Pagodes. / Parasols d'honneur que le Roi de Siam donne aux Sancrats - Antique Print from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

C.18th engraving of Siamese (Thai)  monastery and miter-shaped stones that can be seen near the Pagodas and the  parasols given by the King  to the sancrats, the four most senior of the Buddhist monks  in the monastery who the only ones to be able to conduct ordinations.

“*Every Convent is under the Conduct of a Superior called Tchaou-Vat, that is to say, Lord or Master of the Convent; but all the Superiors are not of equal dignity: The most honorable are those which they call Sancrat, and the Sancrat of the Convent of the Palace is the most reverend of all.”

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.

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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