Pierre Nicole,ne en 1625 mort en 1695.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish-brown ink, sheet 295 x 220mm. 11½ x 8¾".
Pierre Nicole (1625 – 1695) was one of the most distinguished of the French Jansenists. Jansenism was a Christian theological movement, primarily in France, that emphasized original sin, human depravity, the necessity of divine grace, and predestination. By Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757. Numbered 'IIIe. Metha' upper right. 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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