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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 404-404.3

Hubert François Gravelot drawings

Illustrations by Gravelot in pencil, ink and wash for Gay’s Fables and Rousseau’s La nouvelle Hélois and a drawing of Don Quixote.

Dates

  • 1738-1764

Language of Materials

Consists chiefly of drawing, titles and notes in French.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictiosn on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

3 Volumes

Drawings for illustration for John Gay’s Fables (1738) and Rousseau’s La nouvelle Héloise (1761-1764). Also includes a drawing of Don Quixote (ca. 1760).

Biographical / Historical

Hubert François Gravelot (1699-1773) was a French book illustrator and draftsman who worked in England, 1732-1745.

Arrangement

Arranged by publication illustrated and subject.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

MS Typ 404: 55M-88. Purchased the the Philip Hofer fund, 1956 January. MS Typ 404.1: 58M-102. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Fleming, 1959 February 13. MS Typ 404.2: 59M-155. Gift of George L. Lincoln in memory of Carl T. Keller.

Processing Information

Processed by Susan Wyssen.
Link to catalog
Title
Gravelot, Hubert François, 1699-1773. Hubert François Gravelot drawings, 1738-1764 (MS Typ 404-MS Typ 404.2): Guide.
Author
Susan Wyssen
Date
31 October 2017
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hou02858

Repository Details

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