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 after an anonymous artist.
Medium: engraving/etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 12.2 x 21 cm (4.8 x 8.27 inch). Image size: 4.5 x 5.5 cm. (1.77 x 2.17 inch).
Condition: good, given age. A few soft creases. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
DE VOLTAIRE-AROUET-PORTRAIT | RB-A8-04
Published in London c. 1770.
Biography engraver: John June (fl. 1740?1770) was an English engraver, best known for his portraits and book illustrations.