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An old man, seated, directed to right, facing downwards in thought. Line engraving by J.G. Wille, 1782, after P.A. Wille.

  • Wille, Pierre Alexandre, 1748-1821.
Date
[1782]
Reference
676737i
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About this work

Description

An engraved trompe l'oeil window frame surrounds the figure

Publication/Creation

A Paris (Quay des Augustins no. 35) : chez l'auteur [Wille], [1782]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with etching ; platemark 25.5 x 19.7 cm

Lettering

Le philosophe du tems passé. Gravé par J.G. Wille d'après le dessin de son fils P.A. Wille.

Lettering note

Bears lettering engraved in reverse, top left: "26te Pl. 1782" (very faint in the impression catalogued, visible in the British Museum's impression)
Bears empty roundel below, presumably intended for coat of arms

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 676737i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • French


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