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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.