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Inscription

lower left in plate: Dardel Invenit et del. 1778; lower fight in plate: Le Grand sculp. 1782; lower center in plate: APOTHÉOSE DE VOLTAIRE. / Dediée a sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse / A Paris chez Le Grand, rue St. Jacques, vis-a-vis celle / des Mathurins, No. 41 par ses très humbles et très Obeissants serviteurs, Dardel et Le Grand; Imprimée par Gayant ; by later hand, lower verso in graphite: Béraldi II. p. 642 / Robt Guillaume Dardel, sculptor / 1749 - Paris - 1821 / pupil of Pajou (did tomb of Frederick the Great) / Louis Le Grand, engraver, ca. 1730 - Paris - ca. 1784; by later hand, lower left in graphite: L. 270 / 675936 [crossed out]

Provenance

Leo Steinberg, New York (1920-2011); Estate of Leo Steinberg, New York; gift to NGA, 2011.

Bibliography
1930
Inventaire du Fonds Français, Graveurs du XIIIe siècle. Paris, 1930 - 1977: no. 2, ii/ii