Etching, sheet 190 x 140mm. 7½ x 5½". Trimmed within plate.
Hubert Gravelot (1699 - 1773), French designer and illustrator; proper name Hubert François Bourguignon. A pupil of Restout and Boucher, he worked in England from 1732-46. He was active in the St. Martin's Lane Academy in association with Hogarth and Hayman and was involved in planning the decoration of Vauxhall Gardens. He also taught to some extent the young Gainsborough, and was a major book illustrator of his day, influential in London in the 1740s. In a roundel with bow above. After Maurice Quentin de la Tour (1704 - 1788).
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