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

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

Etching with stipple engraving on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
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)

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:
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
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