Charles Palissot de Monteony. This engraving appeared as the frontispiece to the first edition of Palissot's Ouevres. It is based on a portrait by Charles Monnet, who held an honorary title as "Peintre du Roi;" the engraving is by Chessard, who held a similarly honorific position as "Royal Engraver" at the Spanish court. The edition itself was printed by the state publisher of Liège. It is reproduced here from the Library of Congress, Division of Special Collections, pre-1801 collection [PQ 2019 P25 1777 t. I ].
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