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Creator Print made by James McArdell, ca. 1729–1765, Irish
after Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Title Love Me, Love My Cat
Alternate Title(s) Girl with a Cat
Date ca. 1756
Medium Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 12 15/16 × 8 7/8 inches (32.9 × 22.5 cm) Image: 11 3/8 × 8 7/8 inches (28.9 × 22.5 cm)
Inscribed in pen and gray ink, lower center: "Love me - Love my Cat.-"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "#55", Lettered, lower left: "P.Mercier Pinxt."; lettered, lower right: "J. Mc.Ardell fecit."
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Accession Number B1970.3.571
Collection Prints and Drawings
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Subject Terms bonnet | cat (domestic cat) | genre subject | love | maid | woman

John Ingamells, A Catalogue of the Paintings, Drawings, and Etchings of Philip Mercier, Volume of the Walpole Society, vol. 46, Walpole Society, 1976-8, no. 158, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

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