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

Design for a Coin: Chambre du Commerce de Picarde; First Draft

Date:
ca. 1761
Medium:
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
Dimensions:
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)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1975.4.454
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
coin | design | emblem (symbol) | genre subject | unicorn
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9942
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