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

Port Mahon

Additional Title(s):

Port Mahon

Date:
between 1756 and 1773
Medium:
Pen and black ink, pen and brown ink, brown wash, gray wash, watercolor and graphite on medium, slightly textured, blued white laid paper, mounted on, thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 8 × 9 7/8 inches (20.3 × 25.1 cm), Sheet: 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 inches (11.1 x 14.6 cm), and Image: 4 × 5 1/2 inches (10.2 × 14 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in artist's hand in pen in black ink, inside of image, right center: "Guns & Swords | Cleaned & sold | Here"; inscribed in pen with black ink, right centert: "Sr John | go fight a"; with pen in black ink, right center: "Port | Mahon"; Verso: inscribed in graphite, right center: "No Ref"; in graphite, "[Zmere?] | Hogarth"

Watermarks: LVG; Paul Mellon collector's mark

Signed in pen and black ink lower right: "GRAVELOT"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.438
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
allegorical | artillery | buildings | cannon balls | cannons (artillery) | military art | pistol | port | Rattus rattus (species) | rifles (artillery) | signage | soldiers | spear | swords | tricornes
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9930
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