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Buffon portrait engraving print Drouais naturalist

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Original antique portrait print


George Louis Leclerc de Buffon (1707-1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopedic author. Buffon held the position of Director at the Jardin du Roi, now called the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. He is famous for his 'Histoire naturelle, generale et particuliere' (1749-1788). A couple of light foxing spots outside image.

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artist Robert Hart after Francois-Hubert Drouais (1727-1775)
method Steel-engraving
date C1850
size 120mm by 95mm (imaage) 265mm by 175mm (sheet)
SKU PT3867