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Creator:
Print made by John Faber the Younger, ca. 1695–1756, Netherlandish, active in Britain
after Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Title:

Lady with Glass

Former Title(s):

Girl at a Mirror (Lady at her Toilet)

Date:
1739
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 3/8 x 9 9/16 inches (33.9 x 24.3 cm), Plate: 12 13/16 x 8 7/8 inches (32.5 x 22.5 cm), and Image: 11 9/16 x 8 3/4 inches (29.4 x 22.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left: "not cut(?) | 01 | Warwick set"; on back, center: "a-"; on back, lower center: "L69"; on back, lower right: "S-p457 no 409."

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Ph. Mercier invt. et pinxt."; lower center: "Ammon's great Son, who ravag'd Asia thro', | Sigh'd, that more Thrones were wanting to Subdue, | Ye Slaves to Glory, and an empty Name, | I envy not your Thirst of toilsome Fame; | Go, take in Worlds by Conquest as you please, | Leave me but Master of two Globes like these."; lower right: "I. Faber fecit 1739 | Publish'd according to | Act of Parliament."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.879
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bowl | curls | en déshabillé | figure study | genre subject | mirror | nightgown | vanity | woman
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22570
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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. 43, no. 163, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


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