L'Art de se Connoitre.caractere du genie de Jacq. Abbadie ne en 1654 mort en 1727.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish-brown ink, sheet 295 x 220mm. 11½ x 8¾".
Allegorical tribute to Jakob (Jacques) Abbadie (1654? – 1727), French Protestant divine and writer who became dean of Killaloe, in Ireland. A nearly-naked young male figure, with flame burning above his head, studies his reflection in a circular looking-glass; he holds a quill in his right hand. Closed book and dramatic mask on the ground in foreground. After Charles Eisen (1720 - 1778), by Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757. Numbered 'VIIIe. 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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