Philippe Mercier: The Five Senses - The Sense of Hearing (1744-1747)

(Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Philippe Mercier (1689-1760) was a French painter from the 18th century. This allegory is part of a serie of 5, each depicting one of the five senses. This one shows the sense of hearing and is represented with several people making music. Painting from 1744-1747.