[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Two plates, crayon manner, printed in red and brown ink respectively, bound at right edge in 4to, 295 x 220mm. 11½ x 8¾".
Portrait of William Wollaston (1659 – 1724), English philosophical writer; together with an allegorical female figure, standing next to an altar, left arm pointing upwards, right hand supporting a large book. Wollaston is remembered today for one book, which he completed only two years before his death: The Religion of Nature Delineated (1st ed. 1722; 2nd ed. 1724). By Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757. For Alexandre Savérien's 'Histoire des Philosophes modernes', published in eight 4to volumes from 1760-1767. 79 plates (and eight frontispieces) were engraved for the book.
[Ref: 22195] £260.00