1875 Woodcut Etienne Eugene Ronjat Maurepas Turgot 18th Century France XEA6


This is an original 1875 black and white woodcut of an illustration by French artist Etienne Antoine Joseph Eugene Ronjat which depicts Jean-Frederic Phelypeaux, Count of Maurepas, dismissing his "frenemy" Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, a French economist who is best known for attempting to oppose giving financial support to the American Revolution. He was dismissed unfairly thanks to his fair-weather friend, Maurpas, who had sneaky plans that no longer involved his statesman comrade.


This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is a blind emboss mark in the upper left corner.

  • Product Type: Original Woodcut; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 8.5 inches; 15 x 22 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: desk, wig, clothing, period

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