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Creator:
Print made by John Faber the Younger, ca. 1695–1756, Netherlandish, active in Britain
Published by Robert Sayer, 1725–1794, British
Published by John Ryall, active 1755–1762, British
Published by Robert Withy, active 1750–1765, British
after Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Title:
The Swain's Amusement
Date:
between 1748 and 1756
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
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)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1970.3.873
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bow (costume accessory) | boy | child | costume | drum (musical instrument) | fife | frock coat | genre subject | music | peasant | rural | tricorne | waistcoat
Access:
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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. 48, no. 193, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22564
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