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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)
Published by Robert Sayer, 1725–1794, British
Title:

Noon

Date:
1758
Medium:
Mezzotint on thin, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed to plate): 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 Pinx.t | Publish'd according to Act of Parliament: Jan.y 1758. | Rich.d Houston fecit. | NOON | Now Dress and Ornament, the Female's Pride, | No longer can their powerfull Ingluence hide | The Toilet now nd Glass exert their Arts; | What less the Conquest, than a thousand Hearts. | London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.966
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
costume | figure study | genre subject | mirror
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22656
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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, 48, no. 199, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


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