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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 Young Male Shearing a Sheep
Alternate Title(s) Rural Life
Boy Shearing Sheep
Date undated
Medium Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 14 1/4 x 10 3/16 inches (36.2 x 25.9 cm) Plate: 12 13/16 x 8 7/8 inches (32.6 x 22.5 cm) Image: 11 5/16 x 8 13/16 inches (28.8 x 22.4 cm)
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
Accession Number B1977.14.11958
Collection Prints and Drawings
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Subject Terms agriculture | boy | child | coat | genre subject | labor | laborer | livestock | peasant | rural | shears | sheep | working

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. 179, N12 W35 +A1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

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