ALLEGORICAL ENGRAVING, 1792.
French engraving, 1792, depicting an allegorical encounter in the Elysian Fields. French revolutionary Comte de Mirabeau hands Jean Jacques Rousseau a copy of his 'Essay on Despotism.' Benjamin Franklin places a laurel wreath on his head. Also present are Montesquieu, Voltaire, Mably, Fénélon, Demosthenes and Cicero.