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Creator:
Hubert-François Gravelot, 1699–1773
Title:

Design for a Medal: Novum Ex Prole Decus Et Tutamen

Date:
ca. 1769
Materials & Techniques:
Pen and black ink and graphite, incised and squared for transfer on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 10 5/8 x 7 3/4 inches (27 x 19.7 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 3 x 3 1/4 inches (7.6 x 8.3 cm), Sheet: 1 5/8 x 1 7/8 inches (4.1 x 4.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen with black ink, over graphite, upper center: "NOVUM EX PROLE DECUS ET TUTMEN", in pen with black ink over graphite, lower center: "[illegible print]".; on mount, in graphite, upper right: "6708 Mellon"; Verso: on mount, inscribed in graphite, upper right: "68/12/20/74"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.457
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
clouds | design | figures | genre subject | medal
Access:
Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9951
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