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Depart pour le Sabat

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1850,0713.125

  • Title (object)

    • Depart pour le Sabat
  • Description

    Ritual in an interior during the night; in the foreground on the left, a witch sitting at a table with demons and preparing a potion; in the background, a witch kneeling in front of a fireplace and pushing a naked woman towards the fire; after David Teniers the Younger. 1755 Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1755
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 382 millimetres
    • Width: 279 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with names of producers, publication address: 'à Paris chés l'Auteur, rue St Jacques au Temple du Goût', and title.
  • Curator's comments

    Advertised in 'Mercure', October 1755, along with its pair (see 1850,0713.126). The paintings by Teniers are lost. Annotation in pencil on verso: 'Mr Arthur Kay (Edinburgh) has oil sketch in reverse (1938)'.

  • Bibliography

    • Delignières 1897 26 bibliographic details
    • IFF 26.I bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2014-15 Sept - Jan: London BM Witches and Wicked Bodies

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1850

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1850,0713.125

Ritual in an interior during the night; in the foreground on the left, a witch sitting at a table with demons and preparing a potion; in the background, a witch kneeling in front of a fireplace and pushing a naked woman towards the fire.  1755 Etching

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Ritual in an interior during the night; in the foreground on the left, a witch sitting at a table with demons and preparing a potion; in the background, a witch kneeling in front of a fireplace and pushing a naked woman towards the fire. 1755 Etching

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