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

Design for a Frontispiece: A Bishop Conferring an Honor, Scene Within a Cartouche

Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen and black ink, over red chalk, and graphite, Incised for transfer on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper mounted on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper, with gold leaf, watercolor, pen in black and red ink border lines
Dimensions:
Mount: 15 1/2 × 11 inches (39.4 × 27.9 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 7 1/2 × 6 5/8 inches (19.1 × 16.8 cm), and Image: 6 × 5 inches (15.2 × 12.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower right: "400-" | inscribed in pen with black ink, lower right: "Page 2. Vignette c[ut?] [in?] P[...?]"; inscribed in graphite; on mount; upper right:"6710 [J?] Mellon 18"; Verso: inscribed in graphite: upper rught: "68/12/20/86"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.468
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
allegorical | bishop (prelate) | clergy | dove | frontispieces (illustrations) | genre subject | kneeling | robes | standing | swords | vestments
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9962
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