Voltaire. This image is a 1762 engraving by Étienne Ficquet based on Maurice Quentin de la Tour's portrait of 1736, "Voltaire à 41 ans;" it appears courtesy of the Library of Congress, Division of Special Collections, Rosenwald Collection [#1649].

From A field of honor: writers, court culture and public theater in French literary life from Racine to the Revolution by Gregory S. Brown

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • Voltaire. This image is a 1762 engraving by Étienne Ficquet based on Maurice Quentin de la Tour's portrait of 1736, "Voltaire à 41 ans;" it appears courtesy of the Library of Congress, Division of Special Collections, Rosenwald Collection [#1649].