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

Design for an Ornamental Cartouche: Engraved Portrait of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex (1485?-1540)

Date:
undated
Medium:
Gray wash with pen in gray, black and brown ink, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, white, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/8 x 8 7/8 inches (36.5 x 22.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, center left (withing vignette design):"Thos Cromwell [illegible?]" ; lower center (within vignette design): "original ornament as | designed by Houbraken"; in pen with gray ink, lower right, (outside of vignette): "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE"; [Shamed be he who thinks evil of it-translation]; in graphite, lower right of sheet: "49"; Verso: inscribed in pen with brown ink, uipper center: "Thos Cromwel Earl of Essex"

Watermarks: Pro Patria

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.4268
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
Cartouche | Chair - Arm | crown | figures (illustrations) | genre subject | key | men | Order of the Garter | ornament | portrait | seated | standing (posture in worship) | sword
Associated People:
King Henry VIII
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9997
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