Hubert François Gravelot

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Hubert François Gravelot
Funeral Monument II
ca. 1760
Black chalk on paper; incised with the stylus.
2 11/16 x 4 13/16 inches (68 x 122 mm)
Gift of John F. Fleming.

This is one of two designs by Gravelot for an engraved headpiece in Abbé de Clozest's "Oraison Funèbre de Charlotte Godefride-Elisabeth de Rohan-Soubise, Princesse de Condé ..." (Paris : Prault fils, 1760). It was engraved by Noël Le Mire and the published vignette bears the title "Mausolée." A funeral monument is shown surmounted by an urn and flanked by two grieving female figures and cupids. See also 1963.13:17.

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.
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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.


Kraemer, Ruth S. "Drawings by Gravelot in the Morgan Library." Master drawings, XX (Spring 1982), p. 8, no. 10, reproduced plate 6a.