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Creator:
Print made by Richard Purcell, active 1746–1766, Irish
after Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Title:

The Seamstress

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed to plate): 14 1/8 × 10 inches (35.9 × 25.4 cm) and Image: 12 5/16 × 9 7/8 inches (31.3 × 25.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "274"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "S./[]1028, no 82"

Lettered, lower left: "P. Mercier pinxt."; lettered, lower right: "C.Corbutt fecit."; lettered, lower center: "The Seamstress. | London Printed for Robt Sayer Map & Printseller at No.53 in Fleet Street."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1101
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
figure study | genre subject | seamstress
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22945
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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. 47, no. 184, pl. 14e, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


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