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Les Sabbats

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1866,0407.31

  • Title (series)

    • Les Sabbats
  • Description

    Witches' sabbath at night, presided over by a necromancer sitting on a rock with a book on his knees; above him flies an owl; on the right, several figures dancing round in a circle Etching with some engraving; pasted on paper with black border

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1698-1722
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 239 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 325 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with production detail: 'Gillot inv. et sculp.', and three columns of verses in French: 'Errant pendant la nuit... guerissent de la peur'.
  • Curator's comments

    A pair to 1866,0407.32; both were etched by Gillot and finished with some buring work by Jean Audran, after Gillot's death.

    See D. Petherbridge, 'Witches and Wicked Bodies'. Exhibition catalogue Edinburgh 2013, cat No. 39

  • Bibliography

    • IFF 10 bibliographic details
    • Populus 1930 10.III bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2013 August - Nov, Edinburgh, NG, Witches and Wicked Bodies
    2014-15, Sept - Jan. London, BM Witches and Wicked Bodies

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1866

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1866,0407.31

Witches' sabbath at night, presided over by a necromancer sitting on a rock with a book on his knees; above him flies an owl; on the right, several figures dancing round in a circle Etching with some engraving; pasted on paper with black border

Recto

Witches' sabbath at night, presided over by a necromancer sitting on a rock with a book on his knees; above him flies an owl; on the right, several figures dancing round in a circle Etching with some engraving; pasted on paper with black border

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