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Creator:
Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Title:

The Sense of Smell

Date:
1744 to 1747
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 52 x 60 1/2 inches (132.1 x 153.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1974.3.16
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
allegory | basket | botany | conversation piece | costume | dog (animal) | flower (plant) | flowers (plants) | food | fruit | genre subject | hunter | hunting | Italianate | lovers | men | park (grounds) | pastoral | rifle (long gun) | Rococco style | science | senses | smell | tricorne | women
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:177
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1747, Richardson's Sale, Foundling Hospital dinner, Mercier, The Star, vertue III, 1933-34, p. 135, N12 W35 A1 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Martine Chazal, Scent and Symbolism : Perfumed Objects and Images, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, 2017, pp. 50-52, 173, cat. 178, fig. 42, NK5440 B6 C4484 2017

Christie's Sale Catalogue: Important English Pictures. Friday, 21 June 1974, Christie's, 1974, p. 45, Lot 123, pl. 123, Sales Catalogues (YCBA)

Luke Herrmann, The Paul Mellon Collection at Burlington House, Connoisseur, v. 157, no. 634, December 1964, pp. 214,216, fig. 6, N1 C75 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) Another copy available in YCBA Vertical File Collection: v 2334

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. 266, pl. 6b, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 2 (v. 1), no. 4, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 108 (v. 1), no, 205, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Paul Mellon's Legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels] , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 3, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA)

Robert Raines, Philip Mercier, 1689-1760, an exhibition of paintings and engravings. , Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art, London, 1969, p. 47, no. 50, NJ18 M5427 R35 (YCBA)

Sotheby's sale catalogue : British Paintings 1500-1850 : 13 July 1988, Sotheby's, London, July 13, 1988, pp. 129-31, lot 86, Auction Catalogues (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)

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965. , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 36 (v.1), no. 132, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)


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