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Creator:
Hubert-François Gravelot, 1699–1773, French, active in Britain (1733–45)
Title:
Study of a Man Standing
Date:
ca. 1757
Medium:
Black chalk on medium, sligtly textured, beige laid paper mounted on very thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper, with gold leaf, pen in brown and red ink border lines
Dimensions:
Mount: 10 1/2 × 7 1/8 inches (26.7 × 18.1 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 7 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches (19.1 x 10.5 cm), and Sheet: 6 1/2 × 3 inches (16.5 × 7.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in artist's hand, in pen with black ink, lower center of matting board, on beige, medium, wove paper with blue border lines, starting at upper left: "H. Gravelot: [?] 732-1755. D755 | c.173[8?]. of the attitude and costume of one | of the figures in Gravelot's drawing of the Squire | and his Cur in Gay's Fables, vol. II. Plate VI, publicated | by Knapton in 1758 | LCG"

Signed and dated in black ink,at upper left: "H. Gravelot: [?] 732-1755"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5031
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
coat | figure study | gentleman | profile (figure) | standing (posture in worship) | tricorne
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:10067
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