Design for a Coin: Chambre du Commerce de Picarde; First Draft
- ca. 1761
- Pen in black and gray ink over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper mounted on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper, with gold leaf, watercolor, pen in black and red ink, border lines
- Mount: 11 x 7 3/4 inches (27.9 x 19.7 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 4 1/2 × 5 7/8 inches (11.4 × 14.9 cm), and Sheet: 3 × 4 3/8 inches (7.6 × 11.1 cm)
Inscribed in pen with gray ink, within image, lower left: "Chambre du Commerce de Picardie | Tenaci Vimine"; in graphite on mount upper right: "6709 [?] Mellon"; Verso: inscribed in graphite, upper right: "68/12/20/72"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Drawings & Watercolors
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- coin | design | emblem (symbol) | genre subject | unicorn
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Hubert-François Gravelot, 1699–1773, French, active in Britain (1733–45), Design for a Coin: Chambre du Commerce de Picarde; First Draft, ca. 1761
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