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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:
Kitty Clive as Lady Easy in "The Careless Husband"
Date:
1739
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 7/8 × 13 inches (27.6 × 33 cm) and Image: 9 3/4 x 12 13/16 inches (24.7 x 32.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "S114"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "P. Mercier Pinxt,"; lower center: "A Scene in the Careless Husband."; lower right: "I. Faber fecit 1739. | Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1739."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.887
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
adultery | chairs | cheating | coat | costume | drapery | frill | gowns | husband | interior | literary theme | love | man | play | The Careless Husband, 1704 | The Steinkirk Scene | theater (discipline) | wife | women
Associated People:
Clive, Catherine [Kitty] (1711–1785), actress
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Painters and Engraving - The Reproductive Print from Hogarth to Wilkie (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-03-26 - 1980-06-22)

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. 55, no. 234, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22578
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