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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:
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:
B1974.3.20
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
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
Access:
On view in the galleries
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:180
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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)

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

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 158-159, N590.2 A83 (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)

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)

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)

David H. Solkin, Gainsborough's Family Album, National Portrait Gallery, London, p. 50, fig. 22, NJ18.G16 S65 2018 (LC) 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)

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


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