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        The Chevalier d'Eon, dressed as a woman

        French School, (18th century); French. Medium: engraving. Date: 18th Century. Charlotte Genevieve Louise Auguste Andree Timothee d'Eon de Beaumont (1728-1810); Eon; French diplomat; political adventurer; spy; sent by Louis XV to Russia as a secret agent; minister plenipotentiary in London; Captain of Dragoons under the Marshal de Broglie (1718-1804); celebrated swordsman; took part in fencing tournaments; Charles Louis Andre; freemason; Provenance: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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