1875 Woodcut Portrait Denis Diderot French Philosopher Enlightenment XEA6

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This is an original 1875 black and white woodcut which depicts famous French philosopher Denis Diderot, who was part of the Enlightenment. He had strong opinions about free will and other interesting and deep topics, and was one of the writers of L'Encyclopédie, a comprehensive scientific encyclopedia about all sorts of fascinating subjects.

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.

  • Product Type: Original Woodcut; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4 x 4.5 inches; 10 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: thinker, art critic, writer

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