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Robert Benard - 18th Century Engraving, Fonte des Canons, Plate XIII



Robert Benard - Original 18th Century Engraving. With hand colouring. After the illustration by Louis-Jacques Goussier in Diderot's Encyclopaedia. Laid on card and in a grey mount measuring (54.5 x 39.5 cm), as shown. Signed in plate. On laid. Discolouration and foxing. Wear to left edge but this is hidden by the mount.

Louis-Jacques Goussier is famous for his work on Diderot's encyclopaedia. He was the first drawer to be hired on that project, in 1747 and he did himself more than 900 plates and directed the drawing of the others. Some call Goussier the third encyclopaedist, after Diderot and d'Alembert.


36 x 23cm (14.2" x 9.1")
Sheet: 39.5 x 25.5cm (15.6" x 10")
Plate: 35.5 x 23cm (14" x 9.1")

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From a collection of 18th century prints by Robert Bernard, after the illustrations of Louis-Jacques Goussier in Diderot's Encyclopaedia.

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Code nq741
Artist Robert Benard
Date 18th Century
Dimensions 36 x 23cm
Framed No
Medium Engraving
Style Realism
Subject Illustration
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