- The Swain's Amusement
- between 1748 and 1756
- Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
- Sheet: 13 1/4 x 9 3/16 inches (33.7 x 23.4 cm), Plate: 12 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches (32.7 x 22.6 cm), and Image: 11 5/16 x 8 7/8 inches (28.8 x 22.5 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower left: "S 407 / II"
Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Ph: Mercier Pinxt."; lower center: "Rural Life. | London Printed for Robt. Sayer, Ino. Ryall & Robt. Withy in Fleet Street"; lower right: "J. Faber fecit."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- bow (costume accessory) | boy | child | costume | drum (musical instrument) | fife | frock coat | genre subject | music | peasant | rural | tricorne | waistcoat
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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. 48, no. 193, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)
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Print made by John Faber the Younger, ca. 1695–1756, Netherlandish, active in Britain, The Swain's Amusement, between 1748 and 1756
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