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Creator:
Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Title:
The Sense of Taste
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:
B1974.3.18
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
arcades | arches | conversation piece | costume | courtship | dinner | drinking | drinking glasses | exoticism | figs | food | fruit | genre subject | ice cream | interior | Italianate | landscape | leisure | loggia | lovers | meal | men | napkin | peaches | pouring | Rococco style | senses | servant | silverware | slave | table | tablecloth | taste (senses) | wine | women
Access:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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Champagne ! (Musee Beaux Arts de la ville de Reims, 2012-12-11 - 2013-05-26)

Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment (Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 2020-02-29 - 2021-01-03)

Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment (Gardiner Museum, 2019-10-10 - 2020-01-12)

Publications:
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David Bindman, The Image of the Black in Western Art : From the " Age of Discovery" to the Age of Abolition, , vol. 3, part 3, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2010, pp. 140,141, fig. 132, N8232 +.I42 2010 Vol. 3,Part 3 Oversize (YCBA) Citations are to Vol. 3, Part 3

Christie's (UK), Christie's sale catalogue : Important English Drawings and Watercolours . 24 March 1987, Christie's, 1987, X348 C46 I. 1987/Mar. 24 (LSF - MUDD)

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. 267, pl. 6d, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

David Liot, Les arts de l'effervescence : champagne, exposition, Reims, Muse´e des beaux-arts, 14 de´cembre 2012-26 mai 2013 organise´e par le Muse´e d'Orsay , Somogy, Paris, 2012, pp. 40, 42-43, 68, 94, 210, Cat. no. 18, N8262 .A77 2012 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Robert Raines, Philip Mercier, 1689-1760, an exhibition of paintings and engravings. , Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art, London, 1969, p. 47, no. 52, NJ18 M5427 R35 (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)

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)

Christie's Sale Catalogue: Important English Pictures. Friday, 21 June 1974, Christie's, 1974, p. 47, No. 125, pl. 125, Sales Catalogues (YCBA)

Sense of Taste, Apollo, June 1974, p. 39, N1 A54 + (YCBA)

Sotheby's sale catalogue : British Paintings 1500-1850 : 13 July 1988, Sotheby's, London, July 13, 1988, p. 129, 132-33, lot 88, Auction Catalogues (YCBA)

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

Christie's Advertisement of Sale on Friday, June 21, 1974, Apollo, v. 99, no. 148, June 1974, p. 39, N1 A54 + (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:179
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