Search Details

Creator Joseph Highmore, 1692–1780, British
Formerly William Hogarth, 1697–1764, British
Title The Angel of Mercy
Date ca. 1746
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 23 1/2 x 19 inches (59.7 x 48.3 cm) Frame: 29 x 33 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches (74 x 85 x 8 cm)
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1981.25.362
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record
Subject Terms angels | baby | cave | children | religious and mythological subject | robe | shadows | white (color) | wings | woman

The Mere relation of the sufferings of others, Highmore, history painting and the Foundling Hospital, Art History, vol. 35, no. 3, June 2012, pp. 545-553, figs. 15, 17, N1 A75 v. 35:3 (YCBA) , Also available online (ORBIS)

Enlightened Princesses : Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World, Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn, 2017, p. 416, 423, fig. 25.01, 25.08, NX543 +.E55 2017 Oversize (YCBA)

Jacqueline Riding, Basic Instincts Love, Passion and Violence in the Art of Joseph Highmore, Paul Holberton Publishing, London, p. 112, fig. 94, 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

Kristen Tambling, The Foundling Museum brings Joseph Highmore out of the shadows,, Apollo, October 10, 2017, Available Online

Citation Show | Text or SMS | Email
Export RDF |  XML
If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.