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Pamela

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1847,0306.13

  • Title (series)

    • Pamela
  • Description

    Plate 1: Pamela writing in her late Lady's dressing room . 1745
    Etching and engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1745
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 296 millimetres
    • Width: 375 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with two columns of description in English and French, and with "Jos Highmore inv et pinx / L.Truchy sculpsit / Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, July 1st 1745" and numbered 1
  • Curator's comments

    Highmore painted his sequence of 12 canvases in 1744 to take advantage of the popularity of Richardson's novel, published in 1740/1. The paintings are now divided between the Tate, Fitzwilliam and Melbourne. The series was always intended for engraving (following on from Hogarth's 'Marriage-à-la-mode' series), and the engravers (Truchy and Benoist) were brought over from France.
    Literature: T.Clayton, 'The English Print 1688-1802', New Haven and London, 1997, pp.90.

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  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Pamela
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1847

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1847,0306.13

Plate 1: Pamela writing in her late Lady's dressing room .  1745  Etching and engraving

Plate 1: Pamela writing in her late Lady's dressing room . 1745 Etching and engraving

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