Hubert François Gravelot

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Hubert François Gravelot
Oh mon Perre! Fille!...quoi c'est vous?
ca. 1768
Pen and black ink over graphite, on paper; incised with the stylus.
4 13/16 x 2 15/16 inches (122 x 74 mm)
Gift of John F. Fleming.

Gravelot's design is preparatory for a vignette enlivening the marquis de La Salle's comedy, "Histoire de Sophie Francourt" (Paris : Merlin, 1768; v. II, p. 102). A man and his young daughter are shown rushing into one another's arms. and signed at lower right The engraving after this drawing for the four-act comedy was executed by Jean Jacques Andre le Veau (1729-1786).


Drawing captioned "Oh mon Perre! Fille!...quoi c'est vous?" and signed at lower right "H. Gravelot inven."

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. 11, no. 32.