Search the Collection

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.

Tell us More

List Thumbnail

Philip Mercier, by John Faber Jr, after  Philip Mercier - NPG D5677

Philip Mercier

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

Philip Mercier, by John Faber Jr, after  Philip Mercier - NPG D5678

Philip Mercier

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

Web image not currently available

Philip Mercier

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Philip Mercier
mezzotint, 1735
NPG D20249

Related People

Category

Tell us more back to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have information to share please complete the form below.

If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service.

Please note that we cannot provide valuations.

We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.

Citationclose

How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.