Antique Print of Punishment with a Cangue by Audibran (c.1860)



Description: Antique print titled ‘Chinois condamné à la Cangue’. View of corporal punishment with a cangue (or tcha). The cangue is a device that was used for public humiliation and corporal punishment in East Asia and some other parts of Southeast Asia until the early years of the twentieth century. It was also occasionally used for or during torture. Because it restricted a person’s movements, it was common for people wearing cangues to starve to death as they were unable to feed themselves.


Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Audibran after Rouargue.

  • Date: c.1860
  • Overall size: 26.5 x 18 cm.
  • Image size: 17 x 11 cm.
  • Condition: Fair/good, general age-related toning and foxing. Blank verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code: JAK-514
  • Price: 76,5 Euro / 90 USD / 1.300.00 IDR