Mr. De. Voltaire.
Sold by R. Marshall at Aldermary Church Yard London.
Etching. 245 x 315mm.
François Marie Arouet de Voltaire. (1694–1778) French Philosopher. One of the towering geniuses in literary and intellectual history, Voltaire personifies the Enlightenment. This mainstream of thought in 18th Century Europe fostered the belief in natural law and universal order and the confidence in human reason that spread to influence all of 18th-century society. Currents of thought were many and varied, but certain ideas may be characterized as pervading and dominant. A rational and scientific approach to religious, social, political, and economic issues promoted a secular view of the world and a general sense of progress and perfectibility.
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