Philip Mercier (Berlin 1689-1760 London) The Proposal 80 x 124.5 cm. (31 1/2 x 49 in.)
Sold for £4,780 (US$ 8,016) inc. premium
Old Master Paintings
London, New Bond Street
9 Jul 2003 14:00 BST
Philip Mercier (Berlin 1689-1760 London)
oil on canvas
80 x 124.5 cm. (31 1/2 x 49 in.)
Anon. sale, Christie's, 28 November, 1969, lot 115.
Anon. sale, Christie's, 21 November, 1986, lot 68.
J. Ingamells and R. Raines,
A Catalogue of the Paintings, Drawings and Etchings of Philip Mercier
, Walpole Society, 1978, XLVI, p.61, no.258.
The scene has traditionally been identified as being from Richardson's
, published in 1742. A smaller version of the subject was sold, Christie's, 28 January, 1983, lot 52.
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