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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.


  • 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.


.5 linear feet (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.


Arranged by publication illustrated and subject.

Physical Location


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
Gravelot, Hubert François, 1699-1773. Hubert François Gravelot drawings, 1738-1764 (MS Typ 404-MS Typ 404.2): Guide.
Susan Wyssen
31 October 2017
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