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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:

Rural Life

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid iaper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 inches (22.5 × 14.9 cm), Plate: 6 × 4 1/2 inches (15.2 × 11.4 cm), and Image: 5 3/8 × 4 7/16 inches (13.7 × 11.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "230B"

Lettered, lower left: "P.Mercier pinxt."; lettered, lower right: "C Corbutt fecit"; lettered, lower center: "RURAL LIFE. Plate II. | Printed for Robt. Sayer, at No.53 in Fleet Street.

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1104
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
figure study | genre subject | spinner
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22948
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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. 46, no. 181, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


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