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Creator:
Hubert-François Gravelot, 1699–1773
Title:

Port Mahon

Additional Title(s):

Port Mahon

Date:
between 1756 and 1773
Materials & Techniques:
Pen and black ink, pen and brown ink, brown wash, gray wash, watercolor and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid 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), Image: 4 × 5 1/2 inches (10.2 × 14 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, center right: "No Ref"; "[Zmere?] | Hogarth"

Watermark: LVG; collector's mark, verso: Paul Mellon

Lettered inside image, center right: "Guns & Swords | Cleaned & Sold | Hear"; "St. John | go fight"; and "Port Mahon"

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 appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9930
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