*Rococo Revisited
Sharington Davenport (1708–1774), Out Shooting with His Companions Including Lord Forrester and Lord Lyttleton
by Philippe Mercier 
Philippe Mercier  (Berlin, 1689 - London, 18 July 1760) ,  was influenced by Watteau and Chardin. However, he lived and was active in England for most of his life.
Young Woman with a Bird
by Philippe Mercier
Mercier  (Berlin, 1689 - London, 18 July 1760)  was influenced by Watteau and Chardin. However, he lived and was active in England for most of his life.
Philippe Mercier, “The Sense of Sight,”
from a series of 5 paintings called “The Five Senses”
1744–47, oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Philippe Mercier, “The Sense of Smell,” 1744–47, oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
The Flirt  Philippe Mercier, 1689-1760 (France) 
This detail of a 1725 painting by Philippe Mercier shows Lord Tyrconnel (left) with his wife (seated in an invalid chair), and Lady Tyrconnel’s cousin and her husband, in front of the south facade. The figure of the artist (bottom left) can also be seen. It was one of the first “conversation pieces” painted in Britain.
In the 18th century Lord Tyrconnel, owner of Belton House, erected many of the surviving architectural features in the park. Between 1742 and 1751 a series of follies, including the Cascade, the Gothic ruin, and the Belvedere, known as the Belmount Tower, were constructed for him.