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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:
Correspondence
Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 1/16 × 10 5/8 inches (33.2 × 27 cm) and Image: 12 3/8 × 10 inches (31.4 × 25.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "P.Mercier Pinxt"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "Correspondence | Proof | #60"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "C.Corbutt fecit | Purcell | 7/6 | S - p 1027 - no 81"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1108
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bracelet | cameo | figure study | fur | genre subject | inkwell | letter (correspondence) | writing
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. 41, no. 144, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22952
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