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Philippe Mercier (also spelled Philip Mercier; 1689 – 18 July 1760) was an artist of French Huguenot descent from the German realm of Brandenburg-Prussia (later Kingdom of Prussia), usually defined to French school. Active in England for most part of his lifetime, Mercier is considered one of the first practitioners of the Rococo style, and is credited for influencing a new generation of 18th-century English artists.

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    Fancy picture refers to a type of eighteenth century painting that depict scenes of everyday life but with elements of …

  • Rococo

    Light, sensuous, intensely decorative French style developed in the early eighteenth century following death of Louis XIV and in reaction …

  • Conversation piece

    A conversation piece is an informal group portrait popular in the eighteenth century, small in scale and showing people – …

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