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

Design for a Frontispiece: Shepherds with Flock

Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen in black ink, over graphite, squared in red chalk, 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: 11 3/8 × 11 1/8 inches (28.9 × 28.3 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 5 1/8 × 6 5/8 inches (13 × 16.8 cm), and Sheet: 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches (9.5 x 13.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on mount, upper right of fold: "6710 G Mellon"; Verso: inscribed in graphite, upper right: "68/12/20/83"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.465
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
dog (animal) | figures (illustrations) | frontispieces (illustrations) | garments, main | genre subject | men | shepherds | structure (single built work) | trees
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9959
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