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Title:: Gilles Ménage Year:: 1652
Artist: Nanteuil, Robert After:  
Medium: engraving Provenance: Emanuel Levy (Lugt 876)
Period: French 17th Century School/Style:
Catalogs: Petitjean & Wickert 168 i/iii;
Robert-Dumesnil 188;
Price: $400.00
Description: Fine impression on laid paper trimmed on or just within the platemark but with a white border around the image and text; the paper slightly dusty particularly in the lower plate margin. The impression has been inscribed in brown ink: "Mort 1692, agé 79." Ménage was a scholar, the author of Origines de la Langue Francaise (1650) and Origines de la Langue Italienne (1669).