C1789

Diverses Pagodes et Penitences des Faquirs.

Large ec.18th engraving of Indian fakirs (or sadhus) performing penance rituals at temples below a huge banyan tree from Denis Diderot’s, Encyclopaedia.  Diderot’s, Encyclopaedia was a monument in the history of European thought, undermining the ancien regime and heralding the French Revolution. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Diverses Pagodes et Penitences des Faquirs.

Date:

C1789

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

417mm 
x 315mm

Paper Size: 

545mm 
x 407mm
AUTHENTICITY
Diverses Pagodes et Penitences des Faquirs. - Antique Print from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

Large ec.18th engraving of Indian fakirs (or sadhus) performing penance rituals at temples below a huge banyan tree from Denis Diderot’s, Encyclopaedia. 

Diderot’s, Encyclopaedia 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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