HUBERT-FRANÇOIS GRAVELOT | Designs for a vignette: A) Final design B) Sketch
Paris 1699 - 1773
Designs for a vignette:
A) Final design
A) Pen and grey ink on oiled paper, indented for transfer with black chalk
B) Pen and brown ink over black chalk, indented for transfer with a metalpoint
A) 54 by 74 mm B) 51 by 72 mm (drawing)
348 by 495 mm (both drawings displayed in one mount)
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Hubert François Gravelot: Both drawings laid down and hinged to mount at upper margin. Overall in good condition.
Giovanni Battista Cipriani: Laid down. Some creases at the four corners where sheet has been glued down. Pen and ink strong and vibrant.
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With P. & D Colnaghi 1968;
Lodewijk Houthakker (L.3893)
P. Fuhring, Design into Art: Drawings for Architecture and Ornament The Lodewijk Houthakker Collection, 2 Vols, London 1989, vol I, p. 126, nos. 74a and 74b, both reproduced
Sold together with:
Giovanni Battista Cipriani
Two motifs representing Painting and Sculpture
Pen and brown ink
60 by 188 mm (drawing)
498 by 349 mm (mount)
Provenance: Lodewijk Houthakker (L.3893)
Literature: P. Fuhring, op.cit., no. 195