ne en 1632, mort en 1718.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish-brown ink, printed area 270 x 180mm. 10½ x 7".
Allegorical female figure, sitting among clouds, with scales in left hand and sceptre in right hand. Richard Cumberland, Bishop of Peterborough (1632 - 1718) was a theologian, philosopher, and author of 'De legibus naturae' (1672) which first propounded the doctrine of utilitarianism. 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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