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Marcellus Laroon the Younger, 1679–1772
The Tea Party
Former Title(s):
The Excrable Concert
Additional Title(s):
Verso: The Execrable Concert
ca. 1770
Materials & Techniques:
Pen and brown ink, gray wash, and graphite on medium, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Sheet: 17 7/8 × 13 inches (45.4 × 33 cm)

Signed in pen and brown ink, lower right: " Mar. Laroon F."

Inscribed on verso in artist's hand in pen and brown ink, lower center: "The Execrale Concert"

Watermark: Fleur-de-Lis/ LVG (Similar to Heawood 1835)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
food | genre subject | men | party | table | tea | women
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IIIF Manifest:

James Miller, The Music party, paintings, drawings & prints by Marcellus Laroon, 1679-1772, with related works by Marcellus Laroon the Elder, c. 1650-1702 : catalogue of the exhibition at Boughton House, Northamptonshire, 11th June - 1st September 2011 and at The Handel House Museum .. , London, 2011, p. 26, no. 14, V 1777 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850 : collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon : Exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, , 1,2, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, v. 1: p. 203, no. 397, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

The Spirit & Force of Art: Drawing in Britain, 1600-1750, Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd., London, p. 196, fig. 84.1, DealerCat Lowell Libson Ltd. (YCBA) [YCBA]

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