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Creator:
Hubert-François Gravelot, 1699–1773, French, active in Britain (1733–45)
Title:
Design for a Frontispiece: Group of Allegorical Figures
Date:
undated
Medium:
Black chalk on medium, slightly textured, beige wove paper mounted on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper, with gold leaf, watercolor, pen in black and red ink border lines
Dimensions:
Mount: 15 1/2 × 11 1/8 inches (39.4 × 28.3 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 5 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches (14.9 x 14 cm), and Sheet: 4 1/8 × 3 3/4 inches (10.5 × 9.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "671- 1 Mellon"; in graphite, lower right: "180"; Verso: inscribed in graphite, upper right: "68/12/20/85"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.467
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
allegorical | design | figures (illustrations) | frontispiece (illustration) | genre subject | nudes | seated | standing
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9961
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