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Description found in Archives

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 print / estampe : etching on laid paper
Support: 15.600 x 10.500 cm
Image: 15.600 x 9.800 cm
Secondary support: 20.000 x 14.500 cm (irregular)

Scope and content

A plate from Picart's book of comparative religions, illustrating a marriage ceremony of canadian indians. The plate has little basis in fact, the figures rely on European conventions.
The work was framed when it came to the Archives. The reference on the verso is a later notation by Archives staff. Macpherson must have had a copy of Picart's book, which is now unlocated. It is not clear whether this plate was removed from the book by Macpherson, or whether it is a duplicate of the plate on page 139.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Physical access restricted: see art arch
ivist for further information.
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-070658
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
A269-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 92
90: Open
Other accession no.
1989-514 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1989-514-92
Copyright: Nil

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Removed from: publication: plate from Bernard Picart and Bruzen de la Martinière, Cérémonies et Coutumes religieuses de tous les Peuples du monde. (1st vol. of 11, Amsterdam:1723. Reprinted 1743, modified version 1783)

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in the plate, b. below image:The Marriage Ceremony of Canada
Inscription: in pencil, on secondary support verso, b.:See:Ceremonies et coutumes Religiese" /Macpherson Colllection/p.139/case VIE

Varying form of title

Subject heading

1. activity.
2. activité.


Other system control no.