C1789

Le fete des ames vers le soir les japonnois yont les recevoir hors de la ville, et leurs presentent a manger. Maniere dont ils reconduisent les ames hors de la ville, et prennent conge d’elles le troisieme soir.

C.18th engraving from Didrerot’s, Encyclopedia of The Japanese feast of the souls in the evening the Japanese receive them out of the city, and present them with food. How they drive the souls out of the city, and take leave … Read Full Description

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Le fete des ames vers le soir les japonnois yont les recevoir hors de la ville, et leurs presentent a manger. Maniere dont ils reconduisent les ames hors de la ville, et prennent conge d’elles le troisieme soir.

Date:

C1789

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

210mm 
x 310mm

Paper Size: 

270mm 
x 407mm
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Le fete des ames vers le soir les japonnois yont les recevoir hors de la ville, et leurs presentent a manger. Maniere dont ils reconduisent les ames hors de la ville, et prennent conge d'elles le troisieme soir. - Antique Print from 1789

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dated:

1789

Description:

C.18th engraving from Didrerot’s, Encyclopedia of The Japanese feast of the souls in the evening the Japanese receive them out of the city, and present them with food. How they drive the souls out of the city, and take leave of them on the third evening.”

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:
Carter, J. & Muir, P. Printing and the Mind of Man London 1983: 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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Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

Diderot was the most prominent of the French Encyclopaedists. The Encyclopédie is the most famous publications representing the thought and ideals of the Enlightenment. The Encyclopédie's aim was "to change the way people think". Diderot wanted to incorporate all of the world's knowledge into the Encyclopédie and it was the first general encyclopaedia to describe the mechanical arts. It attempted to collect and summarise human knowledge in a variety of fields and topics, including philosophy, theology, science and the arts. The Encyclopédie was controversial for reorganising knowledge based on human reason instead of by nature or theology.

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