Hubert François Gravelot

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Hubert François Gravelot
1699-1773
Study of Euterpe, the Muse of Music
Pen and black ink, and black chalk, on paper; incised for transfer. Framed in the typical green and gold ruled borders of the Roederer Collection.
5 1/16 x 3 3/16 inches (129 x 80 mm)
Gift of Mr. Charles Ryskamp.
1986.22

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Signed at lower right in pen and black ink, "H. Gravelot inven".
Watermark: Fragment with letter "D".

Provenance: 
Louis Olry-Roederer; M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York; Charles Ryskamp, Princeton, NJ.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 322.

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This preparatory drawing for the "Almanach Iconologique" (Paris, 1769; p. 6) was engraved in reverse by Delongueil. The illustrations for the seventeen small volumes of the "Almanach'' were the result of a collaboration by Gravelot and Nicolas Cochin (1715-1790); nine volumes were engraved after Gravelot's designs, and eight after Cochin's designs.

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Olry-Roederer, Louis, former owner.
Ryskamp, Charles, former owner.

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