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Creator Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Title The Sense of Touch
Date 1744 to 1747
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 52 x 60 1/2 inches (132.1 x 153.7 cm)
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1974.3.20
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1666746
Subject Terms bleeding | blood | cat (domestic cat) | child | Chinese | Chinese vases | conversation piece | costume | feathers | feeling | fireplace | fur | genre subject | girl | heat | interior | landscape | lovers | mantels | men | oval | pain | paintings | senses | touch | vases | women
Publications

Paul Mellon's legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels], Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 1, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA)


Jennifer Ullman, Philippe Mercier and The five senses, Yale Center for British Art., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1990, V 0099 (YCBA)


Robert Raines, Philip Mercier, 1689-1760, an exhibition of paintings and engravings., Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art, London, 1969, p. 47, no. 51, NJ18 M5427 R35 (YCBA)


Christie's Sale Catalogue: Important English Pictures. Friday, 21 June 1974, Christie's, 1974, p. 49, No. 127, pl. 127, Sales Catalogues (YCBA)


John Ingamells, A Catalogue of the Paintings, Drawings, and Etchings of Philip Mercier, Volume of the Walpole Society, vol. 46, Walpole Society, 1976-8, pp. 5, 62, no. 268, pl. 6a, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


Sotheby's sale catalogue : British Paintings 1500-1850 : 13 July 1988, Sotheby's, London, July 13, 1988, pp. 129, 132-33, lot. 87, Auction Catalogues (YCBA)


1747, Richardson's Sale, Foundling Hospital dinner, Mercier, The Star, vertue III, 1933-34, p. 135, N12 W35 A1 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

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