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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 Scytheman's Refreshment
Date:
between 1748 and 1756
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
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)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1970.3.885
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bale | boy | breeches (trousers) | coat | drinking | figure study | food | genre subject | hay | labor | laborer | man | scythe | tankard
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. 46, no. 183, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22576
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