Kraemer, Ruth S. "Drawings by Gravelot in the Morgan Library." Master drawings, XX (Spring 1982), p. 13, no. 50.
Gravelot's design was probably intended for a book illustration, although no related publication can be identified.A classical female figure, perhaps signifying Prudence, is shown seated at a table with an hourglass in front of a curtain, writing on a scroll, with a snake and mirror at her feet. A large group of people fill a hall with a colonnade in the background, and there is a bust of a bearded man at the far right.
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.