Original antique print showing a portrait of Francois-Marie Arouet (1694 – 1778), a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher. Known by his nom de plume M. de Voltaire.
Made by Etienne Ficquet after Maurice Quentin de la Tour.
Medium: engraving/etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 8.7 x 14.1 cm (3.43 x 5.55 inch).
Condition: good, given age. No margins and tiny piece missing top left corner. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
DE VOLTAIRE-AROUET-PORTRAIT | RB-A8-04
Source: unknown, to be determined.
Biography engraver: Etienne Ficquet (1719-1794) was a French print maker, pupil of Le Bas.