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Voltaire received by Henri IV at the Champs Elysees
Voltaire received by Henri IV at the Champs Elysees
Date:
18th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Etching And Engraving
Dimensions:
31.4 x 36.6 cm (image)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.29433
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Reception of Voltaire at the Champs Elysees by Henry IV. Henry IV, Voltaire on the edge of the Lethe. The figure of Viellard sleeps on his urn. Louis XIV, Louis XV, Pierre le Grand, Corneille and Moliere assemble and interest themselves with the presence of the poet, Voltaire. Various putti (angels) with a crown, laurel wreath, harp, trumpet, book, flowers. Inscribed: To Her Imperial Majesty, Catherine II, Sovereign of All Russia. Imperial Russian crest at bottom.

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