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PHILIP MERCIER (1689-1740)

1689 to 1760, England

A Portrait of a Young Boy

Oil on canvas

55.90 x 43.20 cm    22.01 x 17.01 inches


A Bust Portrait of a Young Boy in a feigned oval

Philip Mercier was an important painter of great ability who was one of the first in England to adopt the work of Watteau, doing so in the 1720s. He was one of the innovators of the conversation piece from 1725 and to produce the domestic ‘fancy’ picture from 1730. Such innovations are in themselves enough to commend the artist t...
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