[France] Jean Baptiste Anacharsis ClootzOrateur du Genre Humain a l'Assemblée N.le de France le 19 Juin 1790, Décapité le 3 Germinal l'an 2.
[Paris: Auber, 1804.]
Mezzotint and etching. 430 x 285mm (17 x 11¼"). Some spotting.
Oval mezzotint portrait of Jean-Baptiste du Val-de-Grâce, baron de Cloots (1755-1794), surrounded by an etched border with engraved text and a scene representing him addressing the National Convention. A Prussian nobleman educated in France, he was given French citizenship for his support of the Revolution and was elected to the Convention. He voted in favour of the death penalty for Louis XIV, but was sentenced to death himself by Robespierre. Published in the 'Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française'.
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