[France] S.N.H. Linguet.
Line engraving. 130 x 185mm, (5 x 7¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Portrait of Simon-Nicholas Henri Linguet (1736-1794) a French journalist and advocate who was imprisoned in the Bastille following a caustic attack on the duc de Duras in 1780. Beneath the portrait are stacked books labelled with the names of philosophers and lawyers whilst another book is resting open at a page titled 'Plaidoyers et Mémoires pour le Comte de Morangiés 1772-1773' which was the title of Linguet's legal treatise published in 1773.
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