Drawing signed at lower right, "H. Gravelot inv. et delin."
Gravelot's design is preparatory for an illustration to Charles Rollin's "The ancient history of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians" (first published in London: Knapton, 1738-1740).The wounded Epaminondas is shown seated at right, supported by a grieving soldier, at left a man carries a shield and a sword. A group of soldiers anxiously observe the scene.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.