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English: 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.
Français : Image de couverture de l'interprétation de Voltaire du travail d' Isaac Newton, Eléments de la philosophie de Newton, mis à la portée de tout le monde (1738). Le philosophe assis traduit l'œuvre de Newton. Son manuscrit semble "éclairé" par une "lumière" quasi divine venant de Newton lui-même ; cette lumière est réfléchie par le miroir que tient une muse, en réalité Emilie du Châtelet, la maîtresse de l'écrivain, traductrice de l'oeuvre de Newton et collaboratrice de Voltaire.
Date circa 1738
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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