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Bidding Information
Lot #    35134
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 1:08:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Religous items
Author    [Engraving] Bernard Picart
City    Amsterdam
Publication Date    1725
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   340:220 mm., light age staining, creased on fold, not examined outside frame.
Paragraph 1    Depicted are: Lulav and etrog, Sabbath lantern, Tzizit, Shofar, Mezuzah case, mazah.
   Bernard Picart (French, 16731733) was one of the most famous engravers of his generation in Europe. He learned the art of engraving from his artist father, Etienne Picart, and became a prolific artist creating works on a wide variety of subjects and in different styles. He moved to moved to Amsterdam in 1710, which was a major printing and publishing center, and soon afterwards converted to Protestantism.

One of Picart's best known works was a nine-volume publication entitled Religious Ceremonies and Customs of All the Peoples of the World (1722, 1728). Picart himself never traveled overseas but drew on earlier sources and accounts to create fabulous images of the diversity of mankind. He died in Amsterdam in 1733.

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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica
Drawings:    Checked