Image: Voltaire Philosophy of Newton frontispiece

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Description: In the frontispiece to Voltaire's interpretation of Isaac Newton's work, Elémens de la philosophie de Newton (1738), the philosophe sits translating the inspired work of Newton. Voltaire's manuscript is illuminated by seemingly divine light coming from Newton himself, reflected down to Voltaire by a muse, representing Voltaire's lover Émilie du Châtelet—who actually translated Newton and collaborated with Voltaire to make sense of Newton's work.
Title: Voltaire Philosophy of Newton frontispiece
Credit: http://hsci.cas.ou.edu/galleries/18thCentury/Voltaire/1738b/Voltaire-1738b-000fp-image/
Author: Mr. De Voltaire : Elémens de la philosophie de Newton, mis à la portée de tout le monde, éditeur Etienne Ledet et Compagnie
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