Voltaire Presiding at a Dinner of Philosophers
Pen and black ink, black wash, on paper prepared with a blue ground; framing lines in pen and black ink.
9 1/2 x 13 1/8 inches (241 x 333 mm)
Purchased by J. Pierpont 1900.
Each figure numbered in pen and black ink and identified in key below: "VOLTAIRE PRESIDENT UN REPAS DE PHILOSOPHES/ (Gravure inachevée de Hubert)/ 1 Voltaire, 2 Père Adam. 3 L'Abbé Mauri. 4 D'Alembert. 5 Condorcet./ 6 Diderot. 7 Lah/arpe."
J. Pearson and Co., London; from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan ca. 1900.
Removed from MA 638, a volume of autograph letters and documents from Voltaire and his circle.