Widows of Florida

Bernard Picart

Widows of Florida, Prints by Bernard  Picart
  • Picart engraving
  • Widows of Florida
Marked Down $165.00
Gallery Price $400.00
Widows of Florida
Bernard Picart
Archival French matting, regular glass, gold beaded sight edige, black finished wood molding (custom)
Frame size
21" height X 17" width
Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed.
Consigned from the AP Fenderson collection
About The Widows of Florida

Widows of Florida, who having lost their husbands in the wars, implore the Assistance of the King Hermophradites, Whose province tis to attend the sick and buy the dead.

Widows of Florida Scattering their hair upon their husband's tombs.

 From: Cérémonies et Coutumes Religieuses de tous les peuples du monde, représentées par des figures dessinées de la main de Bernard Picard, avec une explication historique. Bernard Picart's illustrated survey of religious practices around the world borrowed from the published Theodore de Bry engravings, 1590. The images were enlarged and some flipped left to right, but otherwise little was altered.

About Bernard Picart

(1673-1733) Born in Paris, Bernard Picart died in Amsterdam. Listed in Benezit's Dictionary of Artists, Picart is listed as a painter, miniaturist, engraver, draughtsman.

Picart chose to depict allegorical subjects, mythological subjects and portraits.  "Heir to the tradition of Jacques Callot, his figures are drawn wit precision and sometimes minute detail and have a particular elegance and a lively technique that anticipates the spirit of the 18th century, particularly that of Gillot and Watteau. Picart was able to achieve a synthesis of Dutch taste and French wit. He was perhaps the most remarkable figure in Dutch engraving in the first third of the 18th century and he was clearly influenced by the French School."

Other Works By Bernard Picart:
  • Sacrifice which the Floridians make to the Sun, Prints by Bernard  Picart
  • The Adoration of Fire, Prints by Bernard  Picart





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