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Crowning of Voltaire at the Théâtre Français, 30 March 1778

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Crowning of Voltaire at the Théâtre Français, 30 March 1778

18th century
264 x 300 mm (10.4 x 11.8 in.)

Charles-Etienne Gaucher, French, (1741–1804)
After Jean-Michel Moreau, aka Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune, French, (1741–1814)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and engraving on laid paper
State: Sixth or seventh of seven states
Print impression quality: Very good
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right: “Gaucher”; with all inscriptions
Bibliography: Portalis and Beraldi 18 (vol. 2, pp. 261–262); Courboin 731 (vol. 2, pp. 154–157); Carlson and Ittmann, cat. no. 87; The World of Voltaire (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1969), p. 22; Draibel, Moreau le jeune, cat. no. 37; Lawrence and Dighton 59; Bocher describes seven states (after the first etched state, subsequent changes are to the inscriptions only).
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1959
Accession Number: 1959.7.1

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  • theater (discipline) - Use for the professionally oriented study of theater, involving training, practice, and study in the processes of doing theater. For the academically oriented study of theater, use "drama." [August 1995 descriptor changed, was "theater". April 1993 related term added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 264 x 300 mm (10.4 x 11.8 in.)

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