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Creator:
Print made by Richard Houston, ca. 1721–1775, British
after Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Title:
Morning
Date:
1758
Medium:
Mezzotint on thin, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 × 10 inches (35.6 × 25.4 cm) and Image: 12 1/2 × 9 7/8 inches (31.8 × 25.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: "139 TT"

Lettered below image: "Ph. Mercier Pinxt. | Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Jany. 1758 | Rich'd Houston Fecit | MORNING. | Just risen from Repose fair Delia see, | Sipping with secret Joy here favorite Tea; | Thus does the Nymph her Morning hours waste, | And smiles indulgent on the glad Repast | London, Printed for Robt. Sayer opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street. Price 1s 6d."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.965
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bed | breakfast | cups | food | genre subject | meal | morning | tea
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, pp. 5, 41, no. 198, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22655
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