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Creator:
Hubert-François Gravelot, 1699–1773, French, active in Britain (1733–45)
Title:
Design for a Vignette: The King of France Surrounded by Courtiers
Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen and black ink, graphite, red chalk, and gold leaf 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: 11 1/8 × 11 inches (28.3 × 27.9 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 5 3/8 x 7 1/8 inches (13.7 x 18.1 cm), and Sheet: 3 5/8 x 5 3/8 inches (9.2 x 13.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on mount, upper right: "6710 A Mellon" 49", in graphite, lower right: "176"; Verso: inscribed in graphite, upper right: "68/12/20/77"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.459
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
courtiers | design (discipline) | figure study | figures (illustrations) | king (person) | throne room | vignettes
Associated People:
Louis XV (1710–1774), king of France and of Navarre
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9953
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