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.