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21 Antique Religious Prints-THIRD ORDER OF SAINT FRANCIS-MONK-HABIT-Helyot-1792
- Plate 22 - 42 : 'Ancien habillement des Religieux du Tiers ordre de St. Francois'. (Old habit of a Monk of the Third Order of Saint Francis). Set of 21 plates showing members of various Congregations of the order in different habits. The Third Order of St. Francis is a third order within the Franciscan movement of the Roman Catholic Church. It includes both congregations of vowed men and women and fraternities of men and women living standard lives in the world, usually married. A parallel third order exists in the Anglican Communion, alongside the 'Society of St Francis' and 'Community of St Francis,' (the First Order Franciscans). Copperplate engraving and etching on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: This print originates from a book: 'Histoire des Ordres Religieux et Militaires (.).' (History of Religious and Military Orders.), by R.P. Helyot, published in Paris, 1792 ed. First published 1714-1719. Helyot made lengthy journeys throughout Europe, which afforded him ample opportunity to collect material for his great work on the religious orders. It treats the history of religious and knightly orders, and of congregations of both sexes, down to his own time, and exhibits more particularly their origin, growth, deterioration, suppression, or dissolution, various offshoots and reforms; adding also the lives of the chief founders, and illustrations of different monastic habits. Being written on scientific principles, though not always with critical insight, it was very favourably received, and achieved a wide circulation (Catholic Ency.). Vols 1-5 by Helyot and vols 6-8 generally attributed to Maximilien Bullot.Artists and Engravers: The author of this work is Pierre Helyot / Father Hyppolyte Helyot (1660-1716). Engravers include P. Giffart, Thomassin and T. Duflos. Condition: Excellent. General age related toning. Rear blank. Please study scan. Storage location: C120-37 The overall size is ca. 7.1 x 9.8 inch. The image size is ca. 4.9 x 7.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 18 x 25 cm. The image size is ca. 12.5 x 18.5 cm.
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