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Creator:
Print made by Richard Houston, ca. 1721–1775, British
after Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Title:

Domestic Amusement: Playing on the Guitar

Additional Title(s):

Domestic Amusement and Employment

Playing the Guitar

Date:
ca. 1760
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 12 5/8 × 9 13/16 inches (32.1 × 24.9 cm) and Image: 11 11/16 × 9 13/16 inches (29.7 × 24.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "after Mercier"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "Engraved J Houston"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "Domestic amusement"

Paul Mellon collector's mark

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11952
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
figure study | genre subject | guitar | leisure | music
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31736
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Timothy J. Barringer, Art & music in Britain, four encounters, 1730-1900 (exhibition and label text) , New Haven, 2006, [p. 41], V 1699:1 (YCBA)

Timothy J. Barringer, Art & music in Britain, four encounters, 1730-1900 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2006, pp. 16, 18, V 1699 (YCBA)

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)


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