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Le Couronnement de Voltaire, Le 30 Mars 1778: PD.92-1961

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Le Couronnement de Voltaire, Le 30 Mars 1778
Translated as: The Crowning of Voltaire, 30 March 1778


Moreau, Jean Michel the younger (Draughtsman)


History note: M. Formalaques; his sale, Paris, Regnault, 22 March 1804, lot 13, Supp.; Earl of Carnarvon; M. Schiff, sold Christie's, 24 June 1938, lot 43, bt. Agnew for Louis C.G. Clarke

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1960.

Measurements and weight

Height: 183 mm
Width: 236 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, black ink and brown wash on paper, the sheet folded vertically, centre

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J.M. Moreau Dessinateur et Graveur du Cabinet du Roy
  • Location: On a separate slip of paper, lower centre
  • Signature

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.92-1961
Primary reference Number: 6670
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 8 April 2021 Last processed: Friday 9 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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