2-Antique Prints-JAVA-CULTURE-NOBILITY-TRADITIONAL-ATTIRE-Laroque-Grasset-1797

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‘NOBLE DE L’ISLE DE JAVA. / FEMME NOBLE DE L’ISLE DE JAVA.’

– (Nobleman and Noblewoman from the Island of Java) This first print shows a nobleman from the island of Java. He stands with confidence, adorned in traditional Javanese attire, which likely signifies his status within society. His clothing is rich with patterns, possibly batik, which is a fabric printing technique traditional to the area. He carries a staff, which might symbolize authority or be used for ceremonial purposes. His headpiece, decorated with feathers, is particularly elaborate, indicating his noble status. The second print presents a noblewoman from Java, dressed in vibrant traditional wear, which displays the intricate and colorful designs characteristic of Javanese textiles. Her attire, likely made from finely crafted batik, suggests a blend of both status and the cultural identity of the region. She carries flowers, which may represent a custom or ritual, and her headwear is both ornate and elegant, befitting her noble standing.

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(Nobleman and Noblewoman from the Island of Java) This first print shows a nobleman from the island of Java. He stands with confidence, adorned in traditional Javanese attire, which likely signifies his status within society. His clothing is rich with patterns, possibly batik, which is a fabric printing technique traditional to the area. He carries a staff, which might symbolize authority or be used for ceremonial purposes. His headpiece, decorated with feathers, is particularly elaborate, indicating his noble status. The second print presents a noblewoman from Java, dressed in vibrant traditional wear, which displays the intricate and colorful designs characteristic of Javanese textiles. Her attire, likely made from finely crafted batik, suggests a blend of both status and the cultural identity of the region. She carries flowers, which may represent a custom or ritual, and her headwear is both ornate and elegant, befitting her noble standing.

Made by J. Laroque after Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur.

Medium: Handcoloured line and aquatint etching on hand laid paper.

Sheet size: 20.5 x 26.1 cm (8.07 x 10.28 inch). Image size: 14.7 x 20.5 cm. (5.79 x 8.07 inch).

Condition: good, given age. Paper edges a bit irregular and brownish from binding. . General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

JAVA-CULTURE-NOBILITY-TRADITIONAL-ATTIRE-STATUS | PCO-C27-39

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Costumes de Differents Pays …’ by Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur, c.1797.

Biography engraver: J. Laroque was a late 18th C. French engraver.

Biography artist: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (1757-1810) was born as son of a diplomat in Montreal, Canada. He was exposed to varying cultures at an early age.

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Dimensions 26 × 20 × 1 cm

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