C1723
 (1737)

Sacrifice d'un Agneau noir, le jour de la grande Fete du Soleil. Festin a L'Honneur du Soleil, le jour du grand Ramy.

Artist:

Bernard Picart (1673 - 1733)

$A 55

In stock

S/N: CECR 167 RELIG 
(DRW05)

Full Title:

Sacrifice d’un Agneau noir, le jour de la grande Fete du Soleil. Festin a L’Honneur du Soleil, le jour du grand Ramy.

Date:

C1723
 (1737)

Artist:

Bernard Picart (1673 - 1733)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

205mm 
x 310mm

Description:

Engraving of Mennonites from Picart’s famous series on the religions of the world.

The Inti Raymi (Quechua for “sun festival”) was a religious ceremony of the Incas in honour of the god Inti, one of. It was the celebration of the winter solstice.

It presented religions, even those of the “idolatrous peoples” as
even-handedly as possible. It argued for religious toleration by showing
the ill effects of fanaticism, wherever it could be found, and by
praising those religions, such as Islam, that offered toleration to
others. At a time of widespread anti-Semitism, it offered one of the
most sympathetic portraits then available of European Jewry.

In an era of intense religious conflict in Europe and ongoing exploration of the lands beyond Europe, Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde
(1723–37) set a new agenda for thinking about faith and provided a
lasting visual template for representing the world’s religions. 

From Picart’s, Ceremonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde.

Reference: Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt, Bernard Picart and the First Global Vision of Religion. 2010

Biography:

Bernard Picart (1673-1733)

French artist and engraver, son of Etienne Picart, also an 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 convert and married again. His most famous series was his Ceremonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde, appearing between 1723 to 1743.

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