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Creator:
Hubert-François Gravelot, 1699–1773, French, active in Britain (1733–45)
Title:
Design for a Medal: Novum Ex Prole Decus Et Tutamen
Date:
1769
Medium:
Pen in black ink over graphite, squared and incised for transfer on medium, slightly textured, blued white 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: 10 5/8 x 7 3/4 inches (27 x 19.7 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 4 3/8 x 4 inches (11.1 x 10.2 cm), and Sheet: 3 × 2 5/8 inches (7.6 × 6.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, within image, upper center: "NOVUM EX PROLE DECUS ET TUTAMEN", in pen with black ink, lower center: "ILLUST. D.D. DE SARTINE | PRAETORI POLIT VRE PAX | [?illegible?] 1769", inscribed in pen with black ink, on sheet, below image, lower center: "H. Gravelot delin."; on mount, in graphite, upper right: "6708 Mellon"; Verso:inscribed in graphite, on mount, upper right: "68/12/20/74"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.456
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
allegorical | clouds | design | figures | genre subject | medal
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9950
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