C1789

Piramides de plusieurs facons, que l’on voit it Siam autour des Pagodes.

C.18th engraving of architectural objects seen at Buddhist monasteries in Siam (Thailand) 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 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Piramides de plusieurs facons, que l’on voit it Siam autour des Pagodes.

Date:

C1789

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

220mm 
x 325mm

Paper Size: 

270mm 
x 407mm
AUTHENTICITY
Piramides de plusieurs facons, que l'on voit it Siam autour des Pagodes. - Antique Print from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

C.18th engraving of architectural objects seen at Buddhist monasteries in Siam (Thailand)

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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