(b. 1699, Paris, d. 1773, Paris)
"And Has Not Sawney Too His Lord and Whore?"1742
Copper engraving, 280 x 330 mm
British Museum, London
Gravelot was a French designer and engraver of book illustrations, active for much of his career in England. In London he became a friend of Hogarth and probably taught Gainsborough. He illustrated Gay's Fables, Shakespeare, and Dryden, and was one of the first artists to illustrate the novel, designing engravings for Richardson's Pamela (1742) and Fielding's Tom Jones (1750). Although not an artist of outstanding talent, he is important for helping to introduce the French Rococo style to England.