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Voltaire, by Jean-Antoine Houdon

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An image of Sculpture/Figure. François Marie Arouet, known as Voltaire (1694-1778). Houdon, Jean-Antoine (French, 1741-1828). Terracotta, supported on a pedestal of grey and black marble with gilt-bronze mouldings, circa 1778.

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Sculpture/Figure. François Marie Arouet, known as Voltaire (1694-1778). Houdon, Jean-Antoine (French, 1741-1828). Terracotta, supported on a pedestal of grey and black marble with gilt-bronze mouldings, circa 1778.

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  • Accession Number: M.124-1961
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/29.0
  • Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 683 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 457.09kB
  • Exposure time: 1/80
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 29/1
  • Captured: 2007:07:16 22:44:01

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18th Century Enlightenment figure Fitz_AA Francois-Marie Arouet French Jean-Antoine Houdon Louis XV Louis XVI male neo-classical Neoclassical pedestal philosopher portraits Roccoco Rococo sculpture seated sitting terracotta thinker Voltaire writer writing

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