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  • Title: The Sense of Smell
  • Creator: Philippe Mercier, 1689 or 1691–1760, Franco-German, active in Britain (from 1716)
  • Date Created: 1744 to 1747
  • Physical Dimensions: 52 x 60 1/2 inches (132.1 x 153.7 cm)
  • Subject Keywords: birds, dead, melons, milkmaid, rifle (long gun), basket, conversation piece, genre subject, costume, park (grounds), tricorne, flowers (plants), flower (plant), fruit, food, hunting, botany, men, women, hunter, science, lovers, Rococco style, Italianate, senses, smell, allegory, pastoral, dog (animal)
  • External Link: See this work of art on the Yale Center for British Art website
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Repository Name: Yale Center for British Art
  • Credit Line: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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