Engraving, Pretre de la Virginie…Pretre de la Virginie…Magicien de la Virginie

Priest and Sorcerer of Virginia, By Bernard Picart (1673-1733)

Engraving, Pretre de la Virginie…Pretre de la Virginie…Magicien de la Virginie

Three images, hand colored, probably later. matted, framed and glazed. The Native American sorcerer, or medicine man, stands above a bay or lake, upon which game birds are pursued with bows and arrows on one-page, Bernard Picart grouped two views of the priest with a portrayal of the “Magicien de la Virginie”. This portrayal was copied closely from the 1590 engravings in de Bry’s America, Part 1. John White depicted two Indian religious figures, an older man… known as a priest; the younger man White called “the flyer”, Theodore de Bry titled the latter “the conjurer.” (From Ceremonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde representees par des figures, avec des explications (Amsterdam, 1723-43; later editions 1810, 1819)

Item Date: Dated 1721

Estimated Year: 1721

Measurement: Frame: 27" x 23.5"; view: 13.5" x 8.5"

Material: Engraved Book Page, Copper-engraved plate

Item Condition: Strong pigments; not examined out of frame.

Price: $985

SKU 879-104

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