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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

Former 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) and Image: 11 3/8 × 8 7/8 inches (28.9 × 22.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.571
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bonnet | cat (domestic cat) | genre subject | love | woman
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22267
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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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