La LiberteCaractere du genie de Collins ne en 1676 mort en 1729.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish-brown ink, sheet 295 x 220mm. 11½ x 8¾". A couple of rust spots.
Allegorical tribute to British philosopher Anthony Collins (1676 - 1729) who defended the cause of rational theology. A female figure, winged and semi-draped above clouds, with flame burning above her head; she holds a quill in her right hand. Collins was author of 'Essay concerning the Use of Reason ' (1707), 'A Discourse of Freethinking' (1713), 'Philosophical Inquiry Concerning Human Liberty' (1715), and 'Discourse of the Grounds and Reasons of the Christian Religion' (1724). After Charles Eisen (1720 - 1778), by Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757. Numbered 'XI metha' upper left. 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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