Adam Smith LLD.
Rare stipple and line engraving. Sheet 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½").
A profile portrait of Adam Smith (1723 – 1790), Scottish political economist and moral philosopher, copied from a medallion by Tassie. Smith's 'Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations' was one of the earliest attempts to study the historical development of industry and commerce in Europe. That work helped to create the modern academic discipline of economics and provided one of the best-known intellectual rationales for free trade, capitalism and libertarianism.
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