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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1996.129.1
People
Hubert François Bourguignon Gravelot, French (Paris 1699 - 1773 Paris)
Title
Invitation to a Meeting of the "Brethren Natives" of Westminster
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Design for an Invitation
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1755
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/293352
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black and brown ink and gray wash, over red chalk, on cream antique laid paper
Dimensions
20.8 x 16.2 cm (8 3/16 x 6 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in central cartouche, recto, brown ink, in artist's hand: Sr; / Your company is Desired / to meet others your Brethren / Natives of this Ancient City at / Brother H. Griffith's at the brown Bear / at Westm.r Bridge on [blank space] next at / [blank space] o'Clock being [blank space] meeting.
  • inscription: recto, under upper pair of allegorical figures, graphite, English: Liberty Loyalty
  • inscription: gray and brown ink: Georg the II / MDCCLV
  • inscription: verso, upper right, graphite: Original drawing by / Gravelot
Provenance
Charles Ryskamp, New York, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1996
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Charles Ryskamp in honor of Melvin R. Seiden
Accession Year
1996
Object Number
1996.129.1
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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