Amsterdam: c.1720. Notes: 18th century engraving of the Burmese procession to celebrate the solemn festival of Sapan Giacche, in which the King, Queen and key members of their court make a pilgrimage twelve leagues from the capital.
From: 'Naaukeurige beschryving der godtsdienst-plichten, kerk-zeden en gewoontens van alle volkeren der waereldt.', a Dutch edition (1727-1738) of its French edition 'Ceremonies et coutumes Religieuses.' (1721-1725), by A. Moubach. It was an elaborate publication on world religions. An English edition called 'Ceremonies and religious Rites of the various nations of the known world.', was published in 1733. Bernard Picart (1673-1733), was a French painter and engraver. He received his art education from his father, Etienne (1632-1721), from Le Brun and others at the Royal Academy. His talents developed rapidly: at the age of sixteen he gained honors at the Academy of Paris. He was born in Paris and died in Amsterdam. Other engravers worked on this work as well., Image Size : 307x204 (mm), 12.09x8.03 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 360x245 (mm), 14.17x9.65 (Inches), Coloring: Hand Colored, Medium: Copper Engraving, Categories: Views Asia South East;. Very Good. Item #P5284