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

Design for a Coin: Chambre de Commerce de Picardie, 1761

Date:
1761
Medium:
Graphite traced over in pen with black and gray ink, squared and incised for transfer on medium, slightly textured, beige 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 × 7 5/8 inches (27.9 × 19.4 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 7 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches (18.1 x 13 cm), and Sheet: 5 1/2 x 3 1/2in. (14 x 8.9cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen in grey ink, over graphite, upper center, (within upper border of medal circumference): "CHAMBRE DU COMMERCE DE PICARDIE | LILIS TENACI VIMINE [?]UNGOR | ETABLIE A AMIENS | LE VI. AOUT, 1761"; Verso: inscribed in graphite, upper right: "68/12/20/73"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.455
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
coat of arms | coin | design | emblem (symbol) | genre subject | unicorns
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9949
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