[France] Iean Louis Guez, Seigneur De Balzac.
[Paris, G. Vallet.]
Engraving, sheet 290 x 190mm. 11½ x 7½". Trimmed to plate and tipped into album page.
Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac (1594 - 1654), man of letters and critic, one of the original members of the Académie Française; he had a great influence on the development of Classical French prose. Six lines of tribute to plinth below oval portrait. Engraved by Guillaume Vallet (c.1634 - 1704).
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