1875 Woodcut Jean Rond Alembert Encyclopedia Portrait Profile French XEA6

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This is an original 1875 black and white woodcut of Jean le Rond d'Alembert, a French Enlightenment philosopher who co-edited L'Encyclopédie with Denis Diderot. He was also a music theorist and physicist, among other things, and lent his name to a formula which derives solutions to the wave equation.

CONDITION

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. Please note that there is a partial blind emboss mark in the lower right corner.

  • Product Type: Original Woodcut; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 4.5 inches; 11 x 11 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.

Keywords specific to this image: wig, fashion, 18th century

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