1875 Woodcut Etienne Antoine Eugene Ronjat Marquis Dupleix India Portrait XEA6


This is an original 1875 black and white woodcut of an illustration by French artist Etienne Antoine Eugene Ronjat which depicts Joseph François, Marquis Dupleix, who was the Governor-General of French India, and a rival of Robert Clive. He was a smart man, and knew that in order to acquire further territory he had to establish relations with the native princes. He embraced the culture he had been placed into, and it paid off; however in the end he lost everything thanks to peace treaties with the British and his avid interest in public policies.


This 136+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. There is acid staining in this image. No surface rub.No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Woodcut; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4 x 5 inches; 10 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This image was selected from a collection of woodcuts and steel engravings prolifically depicting scenes from French history, ranging from ancient Gaul to Charlemagne and his wars, to Joan of Arc and Marie Antoinette. Historically important for French archivists, these images are extremely rare to locate and are virtually unseen individually. Period Paper is pleased to present these beautifully preserved images, which would make an ideal addition to any French lover's collection. To view more images from this portfolio, please click on the link offered below the condition paragraph.

This piece was illustrated by Ronjat, Etienne Antoine Joseph Eugene. There is no visible artist signature.

Keywords specific to this image: politician, 18th century

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