C1789

Gueux devot qui se heurte de la tete jur une pierre pour recevoir-la charite. Gueux devot qui se fait bruler des drogues jur la tete jusqui a ce quion lui donne la charite. Religieux en penitence pour avoir ete jurpris avec une femme.

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“Devout wretch who bumps his head against a stone to receive charity. Devout wretch who makes himself burn drugs on his head until he receives charity. Religious in penitence for having been caught with a woman.” From Denis Diderot’s, Encyclopaedia … Read Full Description

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Gueux devot qui se heurte de la tete jur une pierre pour recevoir-la charite. Gueux devot qui se fait bruler des drogues jur la tete jusqui a ce quion lui donne la charite. Religieux en penitence pour avoir ete jurpris avec une femme.

Date:

C1789

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Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

220mm 
x 325mm

Paper Size: 

270mm 
x 407mm
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Gueux devot qui se heurte de la tete jur une pierre pour recevoir-la charite. Gueux devot qui se fait bruler des drogues jur la tete jusqui a ce quion lui donne la charite. Religieux en penitence pour avoir ete jurpris avec une femme. - Antique Print from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

“Devout wretch who bumps his head against a stone to receive charity. Devout wretch who makes himself burn drugs on his head until he receives charity. Religious in penitence for having been caught with a woman.”

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.

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