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L'Art de se Connoitre.
L'Art de se Connoitre. caractere du genie de Jacq. Abbadie ne en 1654 mort en 1727.
C. Eisen del. François sculp. et ex. C.P.R.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish-brown ink, sheet 295 x 220mm. 11½ x 8¾".
Allegorical tribute to Jakob (Jacques) Abbadie (1654? - 1727), French Protestant divine and writer who became dean of Killaloe, in Ireland. A nearly-naked young male figure, with flame burning above his head, studies his reflection in a circular looking-glass; he holds a quill in his right hand. Closed book and dramatic mask on the ground in foreground. After Charles Eisen (1720 - 1778), by Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757. Numbered 'VIIIe. metha' upper left. For Alexandre Savérien's 'Histoire des Philosophes modernes', published in eight 4to volumes from 1760-1767. 79 plates (and eight frontispieces) were engraved for the book.
[Ref: 22216]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[A young woman, with necklace and flower in her hair.]
[A young woman, with necklace and flower in her hair.]
Ch. Eisen del [in plate].
[French (Paris), n.d., c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish ink, laid paper, 210 x 160mm. 8¼ x 6¼".
Numbered '16' upper right. After Charles Eisen (1720 - 1778).
[Ref: 26884]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Bridegrooms' Gift.
The Bridegrooms' Gift.
C. Eisen Pinxt. C. Spooner Fecit.
Printed for John Bowles_at the Black Horse in Cornhill.
Mezzotint. 250 x 350mm.
[Ref: 759]   £390.00  
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Le Consentement Refusé.
Le Consentement Refusé.
Eisen del. Dorgez Sculp.
A Paris chez Vidal Graveur, rue des Noyers No.29.[n.d. c.1790.]
Copper engraving. Plate 292 x 210mm. 11½ x 8¼".
'Consent refused.' In an 18th Century library with a wall clock where the young woman is jesturing towards a suitor.
[Ref: 16204]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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La Liberte
La Liberte Caractere du genie de Collins ne en 1676 mort en 1729.
C. Eisen del. François sc. et ex. C.P.R.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish-brown ink, sheet 295 x 220mm. 11½ x 8¾". A couple of rust spots.
Allegorical tribute to British philosopher Anthony Collins (1676 - 1729) who defended the cause of rational theology. A female figure, winged and semi-draped above clouds, with flame burning above her head; she holds a quill in her right hand. Collins was author of 'Essay concerning the Use of Reason ' (1707), 'A Discourse of Freethinking' (1713), 'Philosophical Inquiry Concerning Human Liberty' (1715), and 'Discourse of the Grounds and Reasons of the Christian Religion' (1724). After Charles Eisen (1720 - 1778), by Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757. Numbered 'XI metha' upper left. For Alexandre Savérien's 'Histoire des Philosophes modernes', published in eight 4to volumes from 1760-1767. 79 plates (and eight frontispieces) were engraved for the book.
[Ref: 22215]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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