Grotiusne en 1583, mort en 1646.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish-brown ink, printed area 265 x 185mm. 10½ x 7¼".
Portrait of Hugo Grotius (1583 – 1645), also known as Huig de Groot, Hugo Grocio or Hugo de Groot, was a jurist in the Dutch Republic. With Francisco de Vitoria and Alberico Gentili he laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. He was also a philosopher, theologian, Christian apologist, playwright, and poet. 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.
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