HAND-COLORED COPPER ENGRAVING - ANTIQUE MYTHOLOGY PRINT
This 278 year old HAND-COLORED copper engraving is from Bernard Picart's "NEUEROFNETER MUSEN TEMPEL or (TEMPLE of the MUSES)" published by H. Chatelain in Amsterdam in 1733.
Bernard Picart (1673 – 1733), was a French Engraver, son of Etienne Picart, also an engraver. He was born in Paris and died in Amsterdam. He moved to Antwerp in 1696, and then 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.
Most of his work was book-illustrations. His most famous work is Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde, appearing from 1723 to 1743. Jonathan I.Israel calls Cérémonies "an immense effort to record the religious rituals and beliefs of the world in all their diversity as objectively and authentically as possible". Although Picart had never left Europe, he relied on accounts by those who had and had access to a collection of Indian sculpture. The original French edition of Cérémonies comprises ten volumes of text and engravings.
This beautiful engraving originates from The Temple of the Muses, a portfolio of sixty plates designed and engraved by Picart. (The artist also created the separately engraved, ornamental borders surrounding each image.)
The print is in very good condition, with minimal, usual age toning. The image is about 14 " x 10 " on a page that is 18 " x 12 ". (blank on back) It is engraved on hand-made laid paper. The engraving is signed in print by the engraver (see bottom left corner).
The engraving is suitable for framing and would be an excellent gift.
The book that this print came from is rare. It sells on the internet for up to $12,500.
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"TO CHANGE INTO A COW, MERCURY CUTS OFF ARGUS'S HEAD"
Hill fait paraître General Natural History (deux volumes, 1748 - 1752 ), Useful Family Herbal ( 1754 ), British Herbal ( 1756 - 1757 ), Eden, or Compleat Body of Gardening ( 1757 ), Exotic Botany ( 1759 , deuxième édition 1772 ), Hortus Keweensis ( 1768 ), Flora Britanica ( 1760 ), Herbarium Britannicum ( 1769 - 1770 ), Virtues of British Herbs ( 1770 ), Decade of Curious and Elegand Trees and Plants ( 1773 ), Twenty-five New Plants, rais'd in the Royal Garden of Kew ( 1773 ). Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727-1817) lui dédie en 1760 le genre Hillia de la famille des Rubiaceae . Hill issued General Natural History (two volumes, 1748 - 1752 ), Useful Family Herbal ( 1754 ), Herbal British ( 1756 - 1757 ), Eden, Gold Compleat Body of Gardening ( 1757 ) Exotic Botany ( 1759 , second edition 1772 ) , Hortus Keweensis ( 1768 ), Flora Britannica ( 1760 ), Britannicum Herbarium ( 1769 - 1770 ), Virtues of British Herbs ( 1770 ), Decade of Curious and Elegand Trees and Plants ( 1773 ), Twenty-Five New Plants, rais'd in the Royal Garden of Kew ( 1773 ). Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727-1817) dedicated to him in 1760 the kind Hillier of the family of Rubiaceae .
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