Hubert François Gravelot
Eighteen drawings for Alessandro Tassoni's "Secchia rapita"
Pen and ink and pencil on paper, mounted on paper backing.
5 3/4 x 3 7/16 inches (146 x 88 mm) or smaller
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
Ten of the eighteen drawings signed "H. Gravelot inven" at lower right.
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Kraemer, Ruth S. "Drawings by Gravelot for Alessandro Tassoni's mock-heroic poem La secchia rapita." Master drawings, XXVIII (Autumn 1990), p. 338-343.
Drawings by Gravelot for an edition of Alessandro Tassoni's "Secchia rapita," published in Paris by L. Prault and P. Durand in 1766.
All drawings have blackened versos and stylus marks for transfer to copper plates.
Drawings comprising this group have also been cataloged individually.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.