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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1876,1111.1

  • Description

    Portrait of Philip Mercier, the artist's son, as a boy, three-quarter length directed to right, smiling towards the viewer showing a spinning top turning on right palm, holding up the string in left hand, wearing an open coat over a light suit, with a ribbon round his throat, hair tied at the nape with a bow; after Mercier. 1756
    Mezzotint

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1756
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 332 millimetres
    • Width: 225 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image "P. Mercier Pinxt. / J. Mc. Ardell fecit / Publish'dd according to Act of Parliamt. 1756, & Sold at the Golden head in Covent Garden".
  • Curator's comments

    There is a reduced version with the title 'Boy and Top' published by W. Turner (2010,7081.1659).

  • Bibliography

    • Chaloner Smith 1883 128.II bibliographic details
    • Goodwin 1903 53.II bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1876

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1876,1111.1

Portrait of Philip Mercier, the artist's son, as a boy, three-quarter length directed to right, smiling towards the viewer showing a spinning top turning on right palm, holding up the string in left hand, wearing an open coat over a light suit, with a ribbon round his throat, hair tied at the nape with a bow; after Mercier.  1756  Mezzotint

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Portrait of Philip Mercier, the artist's son, as a boy, three-quarter length directed to right, smiling towards the viewer showing a spinning top turning on right palm, holding up the string in left hand, wearing an open coat over a light suit, with a ribbon round his throat, hair tied at the nape with a bow; after Mercier. 1756 Mezzotint

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