C1789

Idole que les Chinois appellant, le Dieu de L'Immor=Talite, et qui'ils disent presider a leur Fortune. A Fo-tek, ou Ninifo. B. Kin-gan genie tutelaire que les jesuites nomment aussi Chin-Hoan. Chin-hoan Dieu tutelaire de la Chine. Divinite que les Ambassadeurs Hollndois nomment Lincing dans leurs Relation.

“Idol that the Chinese call, the God of Immortality, and who they say presides over their Fortune. Fo-tek, or Ninifo B. Kin-gan tutelary genius that the Jesuits also call Chin-Hoan. Chin-hoan, tutelary god of China. Divinity that the Dutch ambassadors … Read Full Description

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Idole que les Chinois appellant, le Dieu de L’Immor=Talite, et qui’ils disent presider a leur Fortune. A Fo-tek, ou Ninifo. B. Kin-gan genie tutelaire que les jesuites nomment aussi Chin-Hoan. Chin-hoan Dieu tutelaire de la Chine. Divinite que les Ambassadeurs Hollndois nomment Lincing dans leurs Relation.

Date:

C1789

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

410mm 
x 310mm

Paper Size: 

270mm 
x 407mm
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Idole que les Chinois appellant, le Dieu de L'Immor=Talite, et qui'ils disent presider a leur Fortune. A Fo-tek, ou Ninifo. B. Kin-gan genie tutelaire que les jesuites nomment aussi Chin-Hoan. Chin-hoan Dieu tutelaire de la Chine. Divinite que les Ambassadeurs Hollndois nomment Lincing dans leurs Relation. - Antique Print from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

“Idol that the Chinese call, the God of Immortality, and who they say presides over their Fortune.
Fo-tek, or Ninifo B. Kin-gan tutelary genius that the Jesuits also call Chin-Hoan.
Chin-hoan, tutelary god of China.
Divinity that the Dutch ambassadors call Lincing in their reports.”

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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