Jean Huber

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Jean Huber
1721-1786
Voltaire Presiding at a Dinner of Philosophers
Etching with additional black wash and white opaque watercolor on blue paper.
9 1/2 x 13 1/8 inches (241 x 333 mm)
Purchased by J. Pierpont 1900.
1969.4
Inscription: 

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."

Provenance: 
J. Pearson and Co., London; from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan ca. 1900.
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Watermark: none.
Removed from MA 638, a volume of autograph letters and documents from Voltaire and his circle.

Associated names: 

Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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