BGI-00778

Antique Print of a Japanese Sedan Chair by Van Schley (1758)

  • Condition: Very good, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1758
  • Overall size: 20 x 26 cm.
  • Image size: 13 x 20 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Chaise à Porteurs du Japon - Japansche Draag-Zetel'. Old print depicting a Japanese litter or sedan chair. Sedan chairs were known in Japan as koshi, ren, norimono and kago. This print originates from a Dutch edition of Prévost's 'Histoire générale des Voyages'. 

Artists and Engravers: Engraved by J. van Schley. Jakob van der Schley (Amsterdam, 1715-1779) was a Dutch draughtsman and engraver, who studied under Bernard Picart, and whose style he subsequently copied.