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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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Academie des Arts
Academie des Arts Quel nouveau Temple ouvert nous fixe et nous enchante? / Là le marbre respire, et la toile est vivante [...]
Dessiné par C. Eisen / Gravé par François, au Triangle d'Or, Hotel des Ursins, C.P.R. [c.1750]
Engraving, sheet 395 x 285mm (15½ x 11¼"). Trimmed along platemark, glued to album sheet at corners. Ms inscription bottom right.
Allegory of the french Académie des Arts, with putti sketching from a sculpted bust and women admiring paintings and sculptures. Engraving by Jean-Charles François (1717-69) after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator.
[Ref: 44926]   £420.00  
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Academie des Sciences
Academie des Sciences Par quel sublime éssor, ravis à notre vue / Les mortels s'ourvrent-ils un chemin dans la rue? [...]
Dessiné par C. Eisen; Gravé par François, au Triangle d'Or, Hotel des Ursins, derriere St. Denis de la Chartre Avec Privilege 1760
Engraving, sheet 395 x 285mm (15½ x 11¼"). Trimmed along platemark, glued to album sheet at corners.
Allegory of the french Académie des Sciences, established in 1666 under the rule of Louis XIV, showing various scientific studies taking place. Engraving by Jean-Charles François (1717-69) after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator.
[Ref: 44925]   £480.00  
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Francois Bacon.
Francois Bacon. ne en 1561, mort en 1626.
[J. C. François.]
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner, printed in red on watermarked laid paper, printed area 245 x 180mm. 9¾ x 7".
Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban (1561 - 1626), was a lawyer, philosopher, essayist and scientist. Considered one the greatest intellectual figures of Jacobean England, he was appointed Lord Chancellor in 1618. After been impeached for bribery and confessing to 'corruption' and 'neglect' he took early retirement, and devoted himself to his scientific research. From 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. The plates engraved for vols 3-8 are adapted from a 12mo format, with the addition of a crayon manner border engraved by Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor of the technique in 1757.
Wellcome 137 - not in.
[Ref: 22193]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Pierre Bayle,
Pierre Bayle, ne en 1647 mort en 1706.
Carle Vanloo 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".
Portrait of Pierre Bayle (1647 - 1706), French philosopher and writer best known for his seminal work the Historical and Critical Dictionary, published beginning in 1695. Bayle was a Protestant who advocated a separation between the spheres of faith and reason, on the grounds of God being incomprehensible to man. As a forerunner of the Encyclopedists and an advocate of the principle of the toleration of divergent beliefs, his works subsequently influenced the development of the Enlightenment. By Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757. Numbered 'VIIe. Metha.' upper right. 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: 22207]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Charron,
Charron, ne en 1541, mort en 1603.
JCF[rançois] C.P.R.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish-brown ink, printed area 270 x 185mm. 10½ x 7¼".
Portrait of Pierre Charron (1541 1603) was a French 16th-century Catholic theologian and philosopher. By Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757. 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: 22203]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Sam. Clarke
Sam. Clarke ne en 1675, mort en 1729.
[J.C. François.]
C.P.R. [Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish-brown ink, sheet 295 x 220mm. 11½ x 8¾".
Portrait of Samuel Clarke (1675 1729) was an English philosopher and Anglican clergyman and mathematican. By Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757. Numbered 'IXe. metaph.' 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.
Wellcome 618 - not in.
[Ref: 22206]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Allégorie de [Richard] Cumberland
Allégorie de [Richard] Cumberland ne en 1632, mort en 1718.
JCF[rançois] ex. C.P.R.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish-brown ink, printed area 270 x 180mm. 10½ x 7".
Allegorical female figure, sitting among clouds, with scales in left hand and sceptre in right hand. Richard Cumberland, Bishop of Peterborough (1632 - 1718) was a theologian, philosopher, and author of 'De legibus naturae' (1672) which first propounded the doctrine of utilitarianism. By Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757. 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: 22205]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Jean de La Bruyère] LaBruiere
[Jean de La Bruyère] LaBruiere ne en 1644, mort en 1696.
Bachelier del. JCF[rançois] fe. et ex. C.P.R.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish-brown ink, printed area 260 x 190mm. 10¼ x 7½".
Portrait of Jean de La Bruyère (1645 - 1696), French essayist and moralist. By Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757. 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: 22197]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Montagne.
Montagne. ne en 1533, mort en 1592.
Jorai del. JCF[rançois] ex. C.P.R.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish-brown ink, printed area 270 x 185mm. 10½ x 7¼".
Portrait of Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533 - 1592), one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary genre, and popularly thought of as the father of Modern Skepticism. His massive volume Essais ("Attempts") contains, to this day, some of the most widely influential essays ever written. Montaigne had a direct influence on writers the world over, including René Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Stefan Zweig, Eric Hoffer, Isaac Asimov, and perhaps even William Shakespeare. By Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757. 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: 22204]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Duguet,
Duguet, ne en 1649, mort en 1733.
JCF[rançois] f. C.P.R.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish-brown ink, printed area 270 x 185mm. 10½ x 7¼". Cut in on right.
Portrait of Jacques Joseph Duguet (1649 - 1733), French theologian and moral philosopher. By Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757. 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: 22196]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frontispiece to 'L'amour du Dessein']
[Frontispiece to 'L'amour du Dessein'] L'amour du Dessein ou Cours de dessein dans le gout de crayon
Ch. Eisen d. 1757 fra.s sc. C.P.R.
à Paris. chez francois graveur a l'hotel des Ursins au Triangle d'or derrier St. Denis ade la Chartre. avec privilege
Crayon-manner, sheet 230 x 275mm (9 x 10¾"). Trimmed close to platemark; glued to album sheet; creasing.
Frontispiece to a drawing manual, engraved after Charles Eisen (1720-78) by Jean-Charles François (1717-69). François is best known as the first French printmaker to work in the crayon manner (as here). Crayon mainner, whose aim was to imitate chalk drawings, was developed over many years using techniques adapted from different established forms of printmaking.
[Ref: 44924]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[France] LeRochefoucault
[France] LeRochefoucault ne en 1613, mort en 1680.
JCF[rançois] ex. C.P.R.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish-brown ink, printed area 270 x 185mm. 10½ x 7¼".
Portrait of François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac (1613 1680), French author of maxims and memoirs. By Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757. 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: 22200]   £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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Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal ne en 1623, mort en 1662.
[J. C. François.]
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Soft-ground etching, printed in red on watermarked laid paper, printed area 250 x 185mm. 9¾ x 7¼". One pin hole and paint smudge to upper margin. Cut to image on right.
Portrait of Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662), French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic philosopher. In honour of his scientific contributions, the name Pascal has been given to the SI unit of pressure and to Pascal's law (an important principle of hydrostatics); Pascal's triangle and Pascal's wager are also named for him. From 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. The plates engraved for vols 3-8 are adaptated to an in-12mo format, with the addition of a crayon manner border engraved by Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor of the technique in 1757.
Wellcome 2240 - not in.
[Ref: 22217]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Pierre Ramus.
Pierre Ramus. ne en 1515, mort en 1572.
[J. C. François.]
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner, printed in red on watermarked laid paper, printed area 245 x 180mm. 9¾ x 7".
Portrait of Pierre de la Ramée (Peter Ramus, 1515 1572), French humanist, logician, and educational reformer; in profile to the right, his left hand placed on a book. A Protestant, he fled from Paris in 1561 and returned only to be murdered in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, which saw Roman Catholic violence directed against the Huguenots (French Calvinist Protestants) during the French Wars of Religion. From 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. The plates engraved for vols 3-8 are adapted from a 12mo format, with the addition of a crayon manner border engraved by Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor of the technique in 1757.
Wellcome 2435 - not in.
[Ref: 22194]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexa. Saverien.
Alexa. Saverien. Auteur de l'Histoire des Philosophes modernes... &c&c.
Peint par Mdme. François.
[Paris: J.C. François, c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish-brown ink, sheet 295 x 220mm. 11½ x 8¾".
Portrait of Alexandre Savérien (1725 - 1805), French engineer and author of the book in which this plate was published, 'Histoire des Philosophes modernes' (eight 4to vols, Brunet 1760-1767). 79 plates (and eight frontispieces) were engraved for the book. By Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757; apparently after his own wife's design.
[Ref: 22214]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Allégorie de Shaftesbury, ne en 1671, mort en 1713.
Allégorie de Shaftesbury, ne en 1671, mort en 1713.
F. Boucher del. Francois Sc.
[n.d., c.1761.]
Soft ground etching, printed in brown. Sheet: 220 x 290mm (8¾ x 11½"). Slight damage on right side. Crease in bottom right corner.
Allegorical figure, with helmet, spear and shield, associated with Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (1671 - 1713), philosopher and writer on the fine arts. Illustration to Savérien's 'Histoire des philosophes modernes', second volume, Paris: Brunet, 1761. After François Boucher (1703 - 1770) by Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), printmaker. He invented the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757.
[Ref: 39855]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Guillaume Wollaston, ne en 1659, mort en 1724.  [&]  Allégorie de Wollaston.
Guillaume Wollaston, ne en 1659, mort en 1724. [&] Allégorie de Wollaston.
JCF[rançois] fecit C.P.R.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Two plates, crayon manner, printed in red and brown ink respectively, bound at right edge in 4to, 295 x 220mm. 11½ x 8¾".
Portrait of William Wollaston (1659 - 1724), English philosophical writer; together with an allegorical female figure, standing next to an altar, left arm pointing upwards, right hand supporting a large book. Wollaston is remembered today for one book, which he completed only two years before his death: The Religion of Nature Delineated (1st ed. 1722; 2nd ed. 1724). By Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757. 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: 22195]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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