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        Etienne de Silhouette

        French School, (18th century); French. Medium: engraving. Date: 18th Century. Silhouette contre les Fermiers Generaux; hobby of making cut-paper shadow portraits; controller-general in March to November 1759; attacked privilege by levying a land tax on the estates of the nobles and by reducing the pensions; proposed a 'subvention generale', taxes on privileged; Provenance: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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