18th C. Engraving Voltaire, Henri IV, Catherine the Great - c. 1778's, France18th C. Engraving Voltaire, Henri IV, Catherine the Great - c. 1778's, France18th C. Engraving Voltaire, Henri IV, Catherine the Great - c. 1778's, France18th C. Engraving Voltaire, Henri IV, Catherine the Great - c. 1778's, France18th C. Engraving Voltaire, Henri IV, Catherine the Great - c. 1778's, France

Extraordinary 18th engraving / aquaforte of Roi Henri Quatre welcoming Voltaire to the Champs Elisees. In the background you can see the spirits of Louis XIV, Louis XV, Peter of Russia, Corneille and Molière. On the lower left there is a river god sleeping. The coat of arms of Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, is centered on the lower margin below the image. It is signed lower left corner on the plate C. Macret Aquaforte. Inscriptions below the image reads as follows:

Dessine par L. Fauvel

Grave par C. Macret

RECEPTION DE VOLTAIRE AUX CHAMPS ELISEES PAR HENRI QUATRE
D'un movement involontaire,
Le Chantre et le Heros l'un vers l'autre ont vole;

Et l'Elisee a vu, sur leaurs pas rassemble
Henri quatre embrasant Voltaire.
Mses. Rles.

A Paris chez l'Auteur, Rue du petit Bourbon la 1ere porte cochere en entrant par celle de Tournon et Rue St. Louis du Palais chez Mr. de Monchanin

It comes nicely matted and framed, ready to display. In very good used condition with toning, small tears and imperfections as shown. Shipped professionally packed, fully insured with tracking number.

Measurements: Frame: 22 1/4" by 18 1/2"; Printed Image: 12 13/16" by 9 1/4" approximately.

Item ID: 3227A


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18th C. Engraving Voltaire, Henri IV, Catherine the Great - c. 1778's, France

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