Auction 149, Lot 648

"A Temple at Japan Which Contains a Thousand Idols / Temple du Japon ou il y a Mille Idoles",

Subject: Japan, Print

Period: 1733 (circa)

Publication: Ceremonies et Coutumes Religieuses de tous les Peuples du Monde

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.9 x 12.6 inches
40.4 x 32 cm

This engraving gives a fascinating glimpse into a Japanese Temple filled with religions statues and worshippers. The engraving was included in Jean Frederic Bernard's monumental history of religious ceremonies, manners and dress from around the world. The nine-volume work was filled with illustrations by Bernard Picart representing a multitude of different religions, and was even translated into English, Dutch and German language editions. Engraved by C. du Bosc.

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Condition: A

Nice impression and color.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/21/2014

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