[France] Paschasius Quesnel.
Se vend chez J. Golle à Amsterdam.
Mezzotint, rare, with large margins. Plate 222 x 165mm. 8¾ x 6½". Rubbed
Pasquier Quesnel (1634-1719) was a French Jansenist theologian who took a leading part in scholarly controversy, for example against Joseph Anthelmi. His Janesenist sympathies led to his banishment from Paris in 1681, and four years later he fled to Brussels where he remained until 1703. He was then arrested by order of the archbishop of Mechelen, but managed to escape and settle in Amsterdam for the remainder of his life. This print was made and published in Amsterdam during Quesnel's time there. Jansenism was a Christian theological movement, primarily in France, that emphasised sin, human depravity, the necesity of divine grace, and predestination.
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