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Creator:
Print made by Guillaume Philippe Benoist, 1725–ca. 1770, French
after Joseph Highmore, 1692–1780, British
Title:

Pamela Swooning, after having discovered Mr. B. in the closet, He (frighted) endeavouring to recover her, Mrs. Jervis wringing her hands, and screaming

Part Of:

Collective Title: Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded

Date:
1745
Medium:
Etching with stipple engraving on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 1/16 x 20 1/16 inches (38.3 x 51 cm), Plate: 11 13/16 x 14 7/8 inches (30 x 37.8 cm), and Image: 10 3/8 x 14 1/8 inches (26.4 x 35.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on front, lower right: "54.16.1c"

Lettered, in black ink, lower left under image: "Jos: Highmore pinxit."; lower right under image: "A. Benoist Sculpsit."; in next two sets of lettering, the left set is divided from the right set by a long vertical printed line: lower left: "Pamela swooning, after having discovered M.r B. in the | closet. He (frighted) endeavouring to recover her. M.rs Jervis | wringing her hands, and screaming."; lower right: "(Same text repeated, translated into French."; lowest, center: "Published, according to Act of Parliament, July 1.st 1745."; lowest right: "3."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection, Gift of the Library Associates
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1994.4.329(c)
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bedroom | blankets | cap | chairs | closet | crying | drapery | fainting | fear | kissing | literary theme | man | night | nightgown | novel | Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded (1740) by Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) | pillows | robe | screaming | servants | slippers | stockings | stool | surprise | swooning | table | virtue | women
Associated People:
Pamela Andrews
Mr. B, a Nobleman
Mrs. Jervis, the housekeeper
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38044
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