Gravelot, Hubert

Gravelot, Hubert

(übĕr` grävlō`), 1699–1772, French engraver. Gravelot was instrumental in introducing the French rococorococo
, style in architecture, especially in interiors and the decorative arts, which originated in France and was widely used in Europe in the 18th cent. The term may be derived from the French words rocaille and coquille
..... Click the link for more information.
 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™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/