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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:
Evening
Date:
1758
Medium:
Mezzotint on thin, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 1/4 × 10 1/4 inches (36.2 × 26 cm) and Image: 12 5/8 × 10 inches (32.1 × 25.4 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 Januy. 1758. | Richd. Houston fecit | EVENING. | Now Phoebus from the Skies withdraws his beams, | And faintly glances in the Limpid Streams; | Now tow'rds the Park Melinda takes here Ways, | And breaths fresh Odour on the setting Days. | 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:
B1970.3.967
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arch | costume | dress | figure study | genre subject
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. 48, no. 195, pl. 14b, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22657
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