Philip Mercier (c.1689-1760)
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Philip Mercier (c.1689-1760)

Portrait of a young woman, possibly Hannah, the artist's maid, holding a tea tray

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Philip Mercier (c.1689-1760)
Portrait of a young woman, possibly Hannah, the artist's maid, holding a tea tray
signed 'Ph. Mercier. fecit.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
36 x 28 in. (91.6 x 71.1 cm.)
Provenance
Hunter, Dublin.
Senator Edward A. McGuire, Newtown Park House, Co. Dublin; Christie's, London, 13 March 1970, lot 92 (2,200 gns.to Leggatt Bros.).
Dr D.M. McDonald, purchased in 1970.
Literature
J. Ingamells and R. Raines, 'A Catalogue of the Paintings and Drawings and Etchings of Philip Mercier,' Walpole Society, XLVI, 1978, p.44, no. 168.
Exhibited
York, City Art Gallery, and London, Kenwood, Philip Mercier, 1969, no.59.
London, Leggatt Brothers, An exhibition of paintings from the collection of Dr D.M. McDonald, 16 October - 6 November 1970, no.23.
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Lot Essay

According to Chalmer Smith, an impression of the mezzotint in Mr Warwick's collection was inscribed 'Hannah, Mercier's maid' (J. Ingamells and R. Raines, op. cit.).

Senator Edward McGuire bought Newtown Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, in 1946 and formed a notable collection of 17th and 18th Century paintings. In 1976 the house was sold and Christie's, in conjunction with Hamilton & Hamilton Ltd., held a sale of the contents on 20-22 September that year.

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