The Sense of Hearing

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Title

The Sense of Hearing

Subject

painting sensation empiricism eighteenth century art

Description

Four white women are playing music in concert with each other, one on flute, one on piano, one on violin, one on cello. They range in age, with the cellist appearing as an old woman, while the other musicians appear youthful. The painting is meant to represent the sense of hearing.

Creator

Philipe Mercier

Source

https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1669217

Publisher

N/A; Currently, Yale Center for British Art

Date

1744 - 1747

Contributor

Rachel Seiler Smith

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding 

Format

original: oil on canvas; current: digital image

Language

N/A; French

Type

Painting, Image

Identifier

B1974.3.19

Coverage

painting art empiricism sensation senses French Enlightenment eighteenth century

Files

ba-obj-4987-0001-pub-large.jpg

Citation

Philipe Mercier, “The Sense of Hearing,” Enlightenmens, accessed January 28, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/15.

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