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5 of 6 portraits of Voltaire (François Marie Arouet)


by and published by Augustin de Saint-Aubin, after Dominique Vivant Denon, Baron Denon
line engraving, (6 July 1775)
6 5/8 in. x 4 5/8 in. (168 mm x 118 mm) plate size; 7 3/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (187 mm x 136 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Reference Collection
NPG D18887

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  • Dominique Vivant Denon, Baron Denon (1747-1825), French painter and engraver; Archaeologist and traveller; Writer; former head of the Musée Napoléon (later Musée du Louvre: Paris: France). Artist associated with 3 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Augustin de Saint-Aubin (1736-1807). Artist associated with 10 portraits.