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Date Listed 31-Dec-16
Address Peterborough, ON K9K2R2
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Original Benard Fecit Etching Gravure Métallurgie Fonte du Bismuth 1762

Artist: Bénard Fecit, after Robert Bénard

Title: Métallurgie, Fonte du Bismuth (Processing of bismuth)

Method: Etching

Date: 1762 (original, not a reproduction)

Size of plate mark 22 x 35 cm

Plate published in Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d'Alembert Encyclopédie ...Recueil de planches sur les sciences, les arts libéraux et arts mécaniques avec leur explication, ..., Paris 1768, vol. 23

In this 18th Century, we can see all the steps, tools and techniques used by 18th Century workers to melt bismuth.

The print is made from a copper plate engraving from the publication of Denis Diderot's landmark Encyclopedie in France. Diderot (1713-84) began the work on the compendium in 1745.

Blank on the reverse side.

Condition of print: Good. Some yellowing and light stain. Plate mark and good margins. Considering the age, this print in overall good antique condition.(see pictures)

Please do not hesitate to ask for additional pictures.
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