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Creator:
Print made by James Watson, 1740–1790, British
after Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Published by John Bowles, 1701–1779, British
Title:
Domestick Amusement: Playing the Guitar
Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 3/16 × 11 1/8 inches (41.1 × 28.3 cm), Plate: 14 × 9 15/16 inches (35.6 × 25.2 cm), and Image: 12 1/2 × 9 15/16 inches (31.8 × 25.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "#15"

Lettered, lower left: "Philip Mercier pinxt."; lettered, lower right: "Ja. Watson fecit."; lettered, lower center: "Domestick Amusement Playing on the Guitar. | Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill London."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1290
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
figure study | genre subject | guitar | leisure | music
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. 147, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23138
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