Smit with the Pleasure of the coming Course, How pleas'd the Infants mount their Wooden Horse.
Publishe'd according to Act of Parliament, March 25th 1744.
A very scarce mezzotint. 280 x 325mm. Trimmed to plate.
Children with a rocking horse. Philippe Mercier (1689 - 1760). Painter and engraver; pupil of Pesne in Berlin, then in Paris; London 1716, recommended from Hanover. Remained in England for the rest of his life. Painter to Frederick Prince of Wales 1729-36; moved to York 1739-51; then returned to London, where he died. Main business in portraits, but made fancy pictures in the manner of Watteau for engraving.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4197] £290.00