Image features drawing showing an ornamental frame surrounding a central blank oval. In the foreground, a putto holds a book and globe, and nearby lie an anchor, axe, baton and Sir Walter Raleigh's head. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.

An ornamental frame surrounding a central blank oval. In the foreground, a putto holds a book and globe, and nearby lie an anchor, axe, baton and Sir Walter Raleigh’s head.

Featured Image: Drawing, Design for Frame Surrounding the Portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh, 1737–39; Designed by Hubert-François Gravelot (French, active England, 1699 - 1773); Pen and black ink, brush and wash, graphite, charcoal, red chalk on paper; 37.2 × 22.8 cm (14 5/8 × 9 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-164

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