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

Design for a Vignette: Seated Classical Figure

Date:
undated
Medium:
Graphite traced over in pen and brown ink, incised and squared for transfer, with sections mended in pen and black ink on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper, mounted on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper, with gold leaf, watercolor, and pen, in red and black ink border lines
Dimensions:
Mount: 11 x 7 7/8 inches (27.9 x 20 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 3 1/8 × 4 5/8 inches (7.9 × 11.7 cm), and Sheet: 1 7/8 x 3 inches (4.8 x 7.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower left: "[TAS?]",, on mount, inscribed in graphite, upper right: "[6107 C?] Mellon; Verso: inscribed in graphited, upper right: "68/12/20/65"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.447
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
allegorical | design | figure (illustration) | genre subject | profile | seated | vignettes
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9936
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