Hubert Gravelot

Gravelot, Hubert (übĕrˈ grävlōˈ) [key], 1699–1772, French engraver. Gravelot was instrumental in introducing the French rococo pictorial tradition to England. The books he illustrated include the works of Shakespeare, Richardson's Pamela, and Fielding's Tom Jones. His Treatise on Perspective was widely read.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Hubert Gravelot from Fact Monster:

  • Thomas Gainsborough - Gainsborough, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas , 1727–88, English portrait and landscape painter, ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: European Art, 1600 to the Present: Biographies