Antique Print of Punishment with a Cangue by De Lurcy (1844)



Description: Antique print titled ‘Chine – Supplice du Tcha ou Kangue’. 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. This print originates from ‘Voyages autour du Monde et naufrages célèbres’ by Gabriel Lafond de Lurcy.


Artists and Engravers: Gabriel Lafond de Lurcy, French navigator, explorer and adventurer.

  • Date: 1844
  • Overall size: 24 x 16 cm.
  • Image size: 16 x 12 cm.
  • Condition: Fair, general age-related toning and soiling. Some wear and small defects. Blank verso, please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code: JAK-483
  • Price: 59,5 Euro / 70 USD / 1.000.000 IDR