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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:

Night

Date:
1758
Medium:
Mezzotint on thin, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed to plate): 14 1/4 × 10 1/8 inches (36.2 × 25.7 cm) and Image: 12 3/4 × 10 inches (32.4 × 25.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: "134 TT"

Lettered below image: "Ph. Mercier pinxt. | Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Jany. 1758 | Richd. Houston Fecit | NIGHT. | Now sprightly Thoughts elate the Virgin's Breast, | At Masquerade she wishes to be blest | Tho as a Pilgrim here the Nymph appears, | She feels a Woman's Hopes & Woman's Fears. | 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:
B1970.3.968
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
costume | figure study | genre subject
Access:
View by request in the Study Room
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22658
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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. 5, 48, no. 197, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


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