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Day 2: American & European Decorative Arts

Sat, Nov 19, 2016 09:00AM EST - Sun, Nov 20, 2016 09:00AM EST
Lot 622

Philip Mercier

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000

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(or Philippe, French/Britain, 1689-1760) Miss Wentworth (probably either Elizabeth, born 1730, or Julia, born 1733) a young girl in a formal garden with dog begging on the edge of a fountain, signed lower left "Ph. Mercier/ Fecit Ano. 1740", oil on canvas, 42 x 50 in.; fine 18th century carved and gilt wood frame. Notes: The sitter was the child of Sir William Wentworth (1686-1763), 4th Baronet of Bretton. It is possible that Lot 623, also purchased at Tillou Gallery might represent the other sister, although unsigned. Literature: Ingamells, John, and Raines, Robert. A CATALOGUE OF THE PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND ETCHINGS OF PHILIP MERCIER. The Volume of the Walpole Society 46 (1976): 1-70. No. 92; Provenance: Wentworth Family, by descent; Sotheby‘s, July 13, 1966, lot # 139; Tillou Gallery, Litchfield, Connecticut; Private Collection, Wilson, North Carolina


lined, crackle, minor retouch; frame with minor losses

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