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M. Bailly, Mayor of Paris 1789 and 1790.
M. Bailly, Mayor of Paris 1789 and 1790.
Boizot, del. Cook, sculpt.
[n.d., c.1793].
Engraving, plate 180 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"), with margins. Small margin on left. Foxing, mainly in margins. Holes in right margin where previously bound.
Portrait of Jean Sylvain Bailly bust in profile to the right, wearing a queue wig. Jean Sylvain Bailly (1736 -1793) was a French astronomer, mathematician, freemason and political leader of the early part of the French Revolution. He presided over the Tennis Court Oath, served as the mayor of Paris from 1789 to 1791, and was ultimately guillotined during the Reign of Terror.
Wellcome: 148-1.
[Ref: 57161]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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