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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:

Boy Spinning Top

Date:
1756
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed to plate): 13 1/8 × 9 inches (33.3 × 22.9 cm) and Image: 11 3/8 × 8 7/8 inches (28.9 × 22.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in pen and brown ink, center: "[...]T"; in graphite, lower center: "#293"

Lettered below image: "P. Mercier Pinxt. | J. McArdell fecit. | Publish'd according to Act of Parliamt. 1756, & Sold at the Golden head in Covent Garden."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1067
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
genre subject | toy
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22757
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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. 40, no. 143, pl. 13e, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


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