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Philip Mercier (1691-1760), Portrait painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 26 portraits
Berlin-born Mercier studied at the city's Akademie der Künste and also under Antoine Pesne. From 1711 he was court painter to Frederick I of Prussia, brother-in-law of George. In 1728, Frederick was made Prince of Wales in London. Mercier was commissioned to paint a series of whole-length portraits of the prince and his sisters, Princesses Anne, Amelia, and Caroline. He was appointed as the prince's principal painter. Mercier left the prince's service in 1736. He moved to York, where he had a successful career as a portrait painter. He produced a large number of pieces for engraving in London, including literary illustrations, domestic scenes and groups of children.

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1556

'The Music Party'

by Philip Mercier
oil on canvas, 1733
NPG 1556

2501

Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales

by Philip Mercier
oil on canvas, circa 1735-1736
On display in the Hall at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 2501

D19148

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

after Philip Mercier
mezzotint, (circa 1725-1750)
NPG D19148

D32903

Princess Caroline Elizabeth

by and published by John Simon, after Philip Mercier
mezzotint, 1728-1764 (1728)
NPG D32903

D33030

Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales

by and published by John Simon, after Philip Mercier
mezzotint, (1728)
NPG D33030

D9253

Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

by John Simon, after Philip Mercier
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D9253

D7954

Princess Caroline Elizabeth

by John Simon, sold by Henry Overton, after Philip Mercier
mezzotint, 1728-1764 (1728)
NPG D7954

D7924

Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales

by and published by John Simon, after Philip Mercier
mezzotint, (1730)
NPG D7924

D9252

Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

by John Faber Jr, after Philip Mercier
mezzotint, 1734
NPG D9252

D7925

Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales

by John Simon, after Philip Mercier
mezzotint, (1734)
NPG D7925

D7949

Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after Philip Mercier
mezzotint, 1734
NPG D7949

D7950

Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after Philip Mercier
mezzotint, 1734
NPG D7950

D7953

Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

by John Simon, after Philip Mercier
mezzotint, before 1734
NPG D7953

D17091

Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange; William Charles Henry Friso, Prince of Orange

after Philip Mercier, and after Philip van Dyk
line engraving, 1734 or after
NPG D17091

D5677

Philip Mercier

by John Faber Jr, after Philip Mercier
mezzotint, 1735
NPG D5677

D5678

Philip Mercier

by John Faber Jr, after Philip Mercier
mezzotint, 1735
NPG D5678

D34855

Louis Dejean

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after Philip Mercier
mezzotint, 1740s or 1750s
NPG D34855

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