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Creator:
Print made by Richard Houston, ca. 1721–1775, British
after Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Published by Henry Parker, 1725–1809, British
Title:
Domestic Employment: Needlework
Date:
1755 to 1760
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 × 10 inches (35.6 × 25.4 cm) and Image: 12 1/4 × 9 3/4 inches (31.1 × 24.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower left: "Richard Houston (formerly attributed to unknown) | 271"

Lettered below image: "P. Mercier pinxt. | Domestic Employment. Needle Work. | London. Printed for Henry Parker, Opposite Birchin lane in Cornhill."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.724
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
genre subject
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Dalou in England - Portraits of Womanhood (1871-1879) (Yale Center for British Art, 2009-06-11 - 2009-08-23)

Dalou in England - Portraits of Womanhood (1871-1879) (Henry Moore Foundation, 2008-11-22 - 2009-02-22)

Publications:
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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, p. 41, no. 150, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22421
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