Sculptures of Voltaire & Rousseau

Sculptures of Voltaire & Rousseau
Sculptures of Voltaire & Rousseau
Sculptures of Voltaire & Rousseau
Sculptures of Voltaire & Rousseau
Sculptures of Voltaire & Rousseau
Sculptures of Voltaire & Rousseau
Sculptures of Voltaire & Rousseau
Sculptures of Voltaire & Rousseau

Sculptures of Voltaire & Rousseau

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A pair of painted plaster figrues, depicting the philosophers Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) and Voltaire (1694-1778).  

The base is inscribed Viviani and dated 1869. Viviani was a 19th century American sculptor.

American - Dated 1869

Height - 10"  Bases are 5 1/2" square

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Rousseau, the Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century. Espoused a political philosophy that influenced the French Revolution. Voltaire, a French enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher was famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state.

 

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