Original antique print showing a portrait of Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brede et de Montesquieu (1689 – 1755), generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, a French judge, man of letters, historian, and political philosopher.
Made by an anonymous engraver after Alexandre-Joseph Desenne.
Medium: Engraving/etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 10.6 x 18.5 cm (4.17 x 7.28 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Light soiling. Attached to modern paper/margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
BARON DE MONTESQUIEU-PORTRAIT | RB-A8-20
Source unknown, to be determined.
Biography engraver: Unknown, to be determined.