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

Pamela having divided her clothes into threee Bundles, in order to leave the House, rejects that containing her Masters presents calling it the wicked bundle, & harangues over her own little Parcel which she huggs in her Arms;...

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 3/8 x 20 1/16 inches (39.1 x 51 cm), Plate: 11 13/16 x 14 13/16 inches (30 x 37.7 cm), and Image: 10 7/16 x 14 1/16 inches (26.5 x 35.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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

Lettered, in black ink, lower left under image: "Jos: Highmore inv.t et pinxit."; lower right under image: "A. Benoist Sculp."; in next two sets of lettering, the left set is divided from the right set by a long vertical printed line: lower left: "Pamela having divided her Clothes into three Bundles, in order to leave the House, rejects | that containing her Masters presents, calling it the wicked bundle, & harangues over her own little | Parcel, which she huggs in her Arms; this occasioms an exclaimation from M.rs Jervis. M.r B. in y.e Closet | listening.."; lower right: "(Same text repeated, translated into French."; lowest, center: "Published, according to Act of Parliament, July 1.st 1745."; lowest right: "4.

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection, Gift of the Library Association
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1994.4.329(d)
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bonnets | bundle | cap | carpet | chairs | closet | clothing | curtain | door | dresses | escape | gowns | hats | homesick | leaving | literary theme | man | nobleman | novel | Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded (1740) by Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) | servants | spying | table | talking | women
Associated People:
Mrs. Jervis, the housekeeper
Mr. B, a Nobleman
Pamela Andrews
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:52143
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