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Creator:
Hubert-François Gravelot, 1699–1773, French, active in Britain (1733–45)
Title:
Design for a Frontispiece: Allegorical Landscape
Date:
undated
Medium:
Graphite, with red chalk, incised for transfer on medium, moderately textured, beige laid paper mounted on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper with gold leaf, watercolor, pen in black and red ink, border lines
Dimensions:
Mount: 15 3/8 × 11 1/8 inches (39.1 × 28.3 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 7 1/4 × 5 3/8 inches (18.4 × 13.7 cm), and Sheet: 5 1/2 × 4 inches (14 × 10.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "6710 F Mellon"; in graphite, lower right: "140"; Verso: inscribed in graphite, upper right: "68/12/20/82"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.464
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
allegorical | design | figures (illustrations) | frontispiece (illustration) | genre subject | landscape
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9958
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