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Creator:
Hubert-François Gravelot, 1699–1773, French, active in Britain (1733–45)
Title:
Design for a Medal: Boths Hand Fil'd for Britain
Date:
between 1734 and 1736
Medium:
Pen and black ink, pen and red ink, graphite with red chalk, squared for transfer on medium, moderately textured, beige laid paper mounted on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper, with gold leaf, watercolor, and pen, with black and red ink border lines
Dimensions:
Mount: 11 x 7 5/8 inches (27.9 x 19.4 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 4 1/8 × 4 1/8 inches (10.5 × 10.5 cm), and Sheet: 2 3/8 × 5 3/8 inches (6 × 13.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen with black ink, over graphite, upper left and right of circular image: "BOTH HANDS FIL'D FOR BRITAIN"; on mount, in graphite, upper right: "67707 D. Mellon; Verso: inscribed in graphite, upper right: "68/12/20/60"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.442
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
design | emblem (allegorical picture) | female | figure (illustration) | genre subject | goddess | medal | spear
Associated People:
Minerva
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Enlightened Princesses - Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World (Historic Royal Palaces, 2017-06-22 - 2017-11-12)

Enlightened Princesses - Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-02-02 - 2017-04-30)

Publications:
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Joanna Marschner, Enlightened Princesses : Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World, Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn, 2017, p. 236, fig. 13.06, NX543 +.E55 2017 Oversize (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9933
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