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Creator:
Hubert-François Gravelot, 1699–1773, French, active in Britain (1733–45)
Title:

Design for a Medal: Growing Arts Adorn Empire, Caroline Protecting

Date:
ca. 1736
Medium:
Pen and black ink, over graphite, incised for transfer on medium, moderately textured, beige laid paper mounted on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper, with gold leaf, watercolor, and pen in black and red ink border lines
Dimensions:
Mount: 11 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches (28.3 x 19.7 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 4 7/8 x 4 3/8 inches (12.4 x 11.1 cm), and Sheet: 3 1/4 × 2 7/8 inches (8.3 × 7.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in artist's hand, in reverse, in pen and black ink, within circled design, upper center: "GROWING ARTS ADORN EMPIRE:"; in reverse, in pen with black ink, within circled design, lower center: "CAROLINE PROTECTING."; in pen with black ink, lower center: "GROWING ARTS ADORN EMPIRE: | CAROLINE PROTECTING."; on verso, in graphite on mount, upper right: "68/12/20/62"

Signed in pen and black ink, lower center: "H. Gravelot inv. & delin"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.444
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
design | emblem (allegorical picture) | female | figure (illustration) | genre subject | medal | standing
Access:
View by request in the Study Room
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12568
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