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        Automatons, illustration of the frontispiece from 'Le Mecanisme du fluteur automate' by Jacques de Vaucanson, engraved by Francois Vivares

        Gravelot, Hubert (1699-1773) (after); French. Medium: engraving. Date: 1738. Automates; French engineer and inventor (1709-82); invented first fully automated loom; Academie Royale des Sciences; Royal Academy of Science; Jacques Guerin Imprimeur, quai des Augustins, Paris; Provenance: CNAM, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, Paris / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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