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Creator Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
Title The Sense of Sight
Date 1744 to 1747
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 52 x 60 1/2 inches (132.1 x 153.7 cm)
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1974.3.17
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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Subject Terms column (architectural element) | conversation piece | costume | genre subject | girls | globe (cartographic sphere) | Italianate | landscape | magnifying glass | man | map | mirror | Rococco style | senses | sight | telescope | women

Paul Mellon's Legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels], Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 3, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA)

Jennifer Ullman, Philippe Mercier and The five senses, Yale Center for British Art., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1990, V 0099 (YCBA)

Robert Raines, Philip Mercier, 1689-1760, an exhibition of paintings and engravings., Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art, London, 1969, p. 47, no. 49, NJ18 M5427 R35 (YCBA)

Stephen Daniels, Joseph Wright, Tate Publishing, London, 1999, NJ18 W95 D25 1999 (YCBA)

David H. Solkin, Painting for money, the visual arts and the public sphere in eighteenth-century England, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 1993, no. 77, N5205.7 G7 S65 1993 (YCBA)

Christie's Sale Catalogue: Important English Pictures. Friday, 21 June 1974, Christie's, 1974, p. 46, No. 124, pl. 124, Sales Catalogues (YCBA)

Elleen Reeves, Reading Maps, Word & Image, Vol. 9, No. 1, March 1993, pp. 57-65, PN53 W67 (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, pp. 5, 62, no. 265, pl. 6c, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Sotheby's sale catalogue : British Paintings 1500-1850 : 13 July 1988, Sotheby's, London, July 13, 1988, pp. 129-31, lot 85, Auction Catalogues (YCBA)

1747, Richardson's Sale, Foundling Hospital dinner, Mercier, The Star, vertue III, 1933-34, p. 135, N12 W35 A1 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Joseph Monteyne, From still life to the screen, print culture, display, and the materiality of the image in eighteenth-century London, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2013, pp. 218-19, fig. 152, NE631.L66 M655 2013 (YCBA)

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