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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:
A Scene in "The Recruiting Officer"
Date:
ca. 1739
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 3/4 x 13 3/16 inches (24.7 x 33.5 cm), Plate: 9 5/16 x 12 13/16 inches (23.7 x 32.6 cm), and Image: 8 9/16 x 12 3/4 inches (21.8 x 32.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, center right: "Plate missing none left"; in graphite, on back, center left: "272"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Ph,, Mercier Invt,, et Pinxt,,"; lower center: "A SCENE in the RECRUITING OFFICER. | Printed for Robt,, Sayer, opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet Street."; lower right: "J. Faber Fecit."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.883
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
basket | coats | drinking glasses | genre subject | gown | hats | jug | men | officers | play | poultry | pushing | reaching | sex | staff | table | The Recruiting Officer, 1706 | theater (discipline) | woman
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. 61, no. 260, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22574
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