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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:

The Scytheman's Refreshment

Additional Title(s):

Youth with a Tankard and a Scythe

Part Of:

Collective Title: Rural Life

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/16 x 10 1/4 inches (36.1 x 26.1 cm), Plate: 12 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches (32.7 x 22.6 cm), and Image: 11 5/16 x 8 7/8 inches (28.8 x 22.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower center: "No 2"

collector's stamp of the Paul Mellon Collection, in blue ink, on back, center, within two concentric circles: "PAUL MELLON | COLLECTION"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Ph, Mercier. Pinxt."; lower center: "Rural Life."; lower right: "J. Faber fecit."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11955
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bale | boy | breeches (trousers) | coat | drinking | figure study | food | genre subject | hay | labor | laborer | scythe | tankard
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31739
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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. 183, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


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