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Creator:
Hubert-François Gravelot, 1699–1773
Title:

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

Date:
undated
Materials & Techniques:
Pen and black ink, red chalk, and graphite, incised for transfer on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
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), 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 appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9962
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