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Creator:
Print made by John Faber the Younger, ca. 1695–1756, Netherlandish, active in Britain
after Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Title:
A Scene in the Recruiting Officer
Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 5/8 × 19 5/8 inches (34.6 × 49.8 cm), Plate: 11 × 12 7/8 inches (27.9 × 32.7 cm), and Image: 9 3/4 × 12 3/4 inches (24.8 × 32.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, below image, lower left: "clive"; lower center: "Kitty Clive"; inscribed on verso, middle left: "A/"

Lettered below image, lower left: "Ph. Mercier inn et pinx.t"; center: "A Scene in the Recruiting Officer. | Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, 1739"; lower right: "I.Faber fecit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1305
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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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. 61, no. 260, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23154
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