- The Scytheman's Refreshment
- between 1748 and 1756
- Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
- Sheet: 12 15/16 x 9 inches (32.9 x 22.8 cm) and Image: 11 7/16 x 8 7/8 inches (29 x 22.6 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower center: "270"; on back, lower right: "S420"
Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Ph. Mercier pinxt."; lower center: "The Scythe-man's Refreshment. | 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:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- bale | boy | breeches (trousers) | coat | drinking | figure study | food | genre subject | hay | labor | laborer | man | scythe | tankard
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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. 183, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)
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Print made by John Faber the Younger, ca. 1695–1756, Netherlandish, active in Britain, The Scytheman's Refreshment, between 1748 and 1756
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