Hubert François Gravelot

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Hubert François Gravelot
Twenty-One Drawings for Book Illustrations
Various media, chiefly pen and black ink and graphite, on paper.
Gift of John F. Fleming.
Marie-Joseph-Colombe-Henri-Denis Beccaria de Pavie, Marquis de Fourquevaux (1762-1841), Fourquevaux, France; Emmanuel Bocher (1835-1919), Paris; Léon Olry-Roederer (1869-1932), Paris; A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952), Philadelphia; John Fleming (1910-1987), New York.

Adams, Frederick B., Jr. Fourteenth Annual Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1965 & 1966. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1967, p. 123.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 148.
Kraemer, Ruth S. "Drawings by Gravelot in the Morgan Library." Master drawings, XX (Spring 1982), p. 3-14.


Drawings are mounted on paper, with green, black, red and gold ruled borders provided by former owner Louis Olry-Roederer.
Individual drawings cataloged separately.
This group of twenty-one drawings for book illustrations gives evidence of Gravelot's versatility, as can be seen in the variety of books represented - biography, memoirs, funeral orations, a commemorative volume celebrating the marriage of the Dauphin (later Louis XVI) to Marie Antoinette, a geography (written in part by Gravelot's brother), a tragic drama, and poetry. Six drawings for a play by Fenouillot de Falbaire are also included.

Associated names: 

Fourquevaux, Joseph de Beccarie de Pavie, marquis de, 1762-1841, former owner.
Bocher, Emmanuel, 1835-1919, former owner.
Olry-Roederer, Léon, 1869-1932, former owner.
Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952, former owner.
Fleming, John F. (John Francis), 1910-1987, former owner.