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Creator Joseph Highmore, 1692–1780, British
Title Mrs. Sharpe and Her Child
Alternate Title(s) Mrs. Sharpe and Child
Date 1731
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 50 x 40 inches (127 x 101.6 cm) Frame 57 1/2 x 47 3/4 x 4 inches (146 x 121 x 10 cm)
Inscribed lower left, in red (probably later): "Mrs. Sharpe. and child. | postea Mrs. Douglas. | Highmore, 1731.", Signed and dated, lower left: "Jos. Highmore pinx: 1731."
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1981.25.339
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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Subject Terms baby | branch | child | children | parrot | portrait | toy | white (color) | woman

Roy C. Strong, The British portrait, 1660-1960, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1991, pp.153, 161, pl. 145, ND1314 B743 1991 (YCBA)

Kate Retford, The art of domestic life, family portraiture in eighteenth-century England, Yale University Press, New Haven, London, 2006, pp. 85-86, fig. 59, ND1313.4 .R48 2006 (YCBA)

The Mere relation of the sufferings of others, Highmore, history painting and the Foundling Hospital, Art History, vol. 35, no. 3, June 2012, pp. 546-48, frnt cov&fig.16, N1 A75 v. 35:3 (YCBA) , Also available online (ORBIS)

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 31, ND466 G67 (YCBA)

Jacqueline Riding, Basic Instincts Love, Passion and Violence in the Art of Joseph Highmore, Paul Holberton Publishing, London, p. 114, fig. 97, NJ18.H4888 R53 2017 (YCBA)

Naomi Clifford, Basic Instincts, The art of Joseph Highmore at the Foundling Museum,, Love, Life and Death in the Georgian Era, January 11, 2018, Available Online

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