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Title:

Couronnement de Voltaire

Maker(s):

Gaucher, Charles √Čtienne; printmaker; French artist, 1741-c.1804
Moreau, Jean Michel the younger; draughtsman; after; French artist, 1741-1814

Category:

print

Name:

print

Date:

1782
Described in the 'Mercure de France' in 1778, but not advertised for sale until 1782.

School/Style:

French

Period:

18th century

Production
Note:

Etched state, with the bust of Voltaire as a young man; one of the two figures at the lower left without his sash and decoration.

Technique:

etching

Dimension(s):

height
width

Acquisition:

bought; 1949;

Notes:

See the drawing in the collection by Moreau, PD.92-1961. See P.794-1948 for an impression of a later state.

Acquisition Credit:

Bought from the Perceval Fund, October 1949.

Inscription:

inscription; plate lower centre; printed; A.P.D.R.; privilege

Alternative
Number(s):

BN Inventaire (18thC); 154 I/III
Lawrence/Dighton; 59a
Mahérault; 393

Related Object(s):

P.794-1948; Couronnement de Voltaire
P.174-1961; Couronnement de Voltaire
PD.92-1961; Le Couronnement de Voltaire, Le 30 Mars 1778

Accession:

Object Number: P.466-1949
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 184347; input: 2011-05-24; modified: 2011-06-16)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/184347