Carmontelle, Louis Carrogis (1717-1806) (after); French. Medium: engraving. Date: 1769. Critic of German descent who played an important role in the spread of 18th century French culture throughout Europe; writer and patron of Parisian literary circle; supported by pension from Catherine II the Great of Russia when financially ruined; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.