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Creator:
Print made by James McArdell, ca. 1729–1765, Irish
after Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Title:
Sleepy Maid
Date:
1756
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/8 × 10 1/4 inches (36.5 × 26 cm), Plate: 12 15/16 × 8 15/16 inches (32.9 × 22.7 cm), and Image: 11 1/4 × 8 13/16 inches (28.6 × 22.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper right: "78"; inscribed in graphite, lower center: "The Sleepy Maid"; inscribed in graphite, lower center: "Sleepy Maid"; inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower left: "P. Mercier"; Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower right: "J. McArdell"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "305"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "195 a T"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1064
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
figure study | genre subject | plates | servant | sleeping
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. 42, no. 155, pl. 14f, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22754
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