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

Design for an Engraving: Parlement de Paris Reassembling with Figure of Justice

Additional Title(s):

Pour une Gravure Relative a la Rentria du Parlement a Paris. Ex dono Senatus, Patria Radditi, 1762

Date:
1762
Medium:
Graphite, squared with red chalk and incised for transfer on medium, moderately textured, beige laid paper mounted on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige 19th Century laid paper, with gold leaf, watercolor, pen in black and red ink border lines
Dimensions:
Mount: 12 x 11 1/16 inches (30.5 x 28.1 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 7 9/16 x 10 1/2 inches (19.2 x 26.7 cm), and Sheet: 5 15/16 x 8 15/16 inches (15.1 x 22.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in artist's hand, in graphite, upper center: "EX DONO | SENATUS | PATRIA REDDITI, | M.DCCL.XII"; inscribed in pen with black ink, lower right of mount: "Pour gravure relative a la rentrica du Parlement a Paris. | Ex dono Senatus, Patria Redditi, 1762."; inscribed in graphite, on mount, upper right: "6710 B Mellon"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.460
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
allegory | bust | figures | genre subject | men | putto | robes | scroll (information artifact) | sculpture | woman
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9954
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