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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
after Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Title:

The Housewife's Employment

Additional Title(s):

Woman Churning Butter

Part Of:

Collective Title: Rural Life

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches (35 x 25.1 cm), Plate: 12 7/8 x 9 inches (32.7 x 22.8 cm), and Image: 11 5/16 x 8 7/8 inches (28.8 x 22.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left, written upside down: "-4"; in brown ink, on back, upper left: "20070"; in graphite, on back, lower center: "268"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Ph. Mercier pinxt."; lower center: "The House-wife's Employment. | London, Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map & Printseller near Serjeants Inn Fleet Street."; lower right: "J. Faber fecit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.878
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
apron | bonnet | butter | cap | churn | curls | domestic | dress | figure study | genre subject | labor | peasant | woman | working
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22569
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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. 46, no. 180, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


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