Anders Zorn - Swedish (1860 - 1920)
Etching, 1892, Signed in ink, 9 1/4 x 13.
Renan (1823-1892) was a French philosopher, best known for his influential historical works on early Christianity and his political theories. He was obviously oblivious to the recommended advice of never discussing politics and religion. I bought this etching a very long time ago, and have always rather enjoyed the mad stare of the subject.