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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 126

    A SET OF TWENTY-FOUR ENGRAVINGS OF HEROES OF THE AGE OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT

    PIERRE-MICHEL ALIX (1762-1817)

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    A SET OF TWENTY-FOUR ENGRAVINGS OF HEROES OF THE AGE OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT
    Pierre-Michel Alix (1762-1817)
    The collection of sitters including Fontenelle, Montesquieu, Raynal, Racine, William Tell, Fénelon, D'Alembert, de la Bruyere, Benjamin Franklin, Descartes, Diderot, Bossuet, Malesherbes, Lavoisier, Lycurgue, la Fontaine, Condillac, Corneille, Comte de Buffon, Boileau-Despréaux, Moliere, Mably, Solon, and Linné are engraved in fine stipple engraving printed in colour and depicted bust length in an oval, each previously with a paper label pasted to the reverse inscribed 'a Paris, chez Marie-François Drouhin, Editeur rue de Vaugirard, no. 1348. enface du Jardin des Carmes', in later ebonised frames
    13¼ x 10¾ in. (33.5 x 27.5 cm.) approximately (24)


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