Dance of the Dervishes

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Artist : W. Forrest (1860). Engraved after the original by Picart. Bernard Picart (1673-1733)

Medium: Wood engraving on a vellin type paper.

Size (Image only) : 26 cm x 17cm

Size (Incl. Frame) : 48 cm x 40 cm x 2 cm

Weight : 1.455 kg

1 in stock


Dance of the Dervishes

The Dance of the Dervishes, engraved by W. Forrest in 1860, from ‘World Religion’, published by A. Fullarton & Co. (engraving)

Original antique print, titled: ‘The Dance of Dervishes’. It shows: 11 dervishes dancing, with a large group of spectators in the background. The Whirling Dervishes belong to the Mevlevi order who is a Sufi muslim order founded in Konya in the thirteenth century by Jalal al-Din Rumi. We called them whirling dervishes in reference to their dance called sama ‘(or planted), whose movements are reminiscent of a top.

This print originates from Reverend James Gardner’s ‘The Faiths of the World, a Dictionary of all Religions and Religious Sects, their Doctrines, Rites, Ceremonies, Customs’. This print was published in 1860

Artists and Engravers: Engraved by W. Forrest. Engraved after the original by Picart. 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 Jouvenet 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. William Forrest (1805-1889) was an engraver. (Read more about Bernard Picart)

Excellent condition, given age. Some small spots in the margins.General age-related toning and/or occasional light stains from handling. There appears to be a small tear at the bottom, but the print has since been laminated to prevent any further deterioration. Please study scan carefully.



Additional information

Weight1.455 kg
Dimensions48 x 40 x 2 cm

Downloadable Images (300 DPI), Original (Hand Painted), Reproduction (Full Color Print)


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