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Creator:
Print made by Guillaume Philippe Benoist, 1725–ca. 1770, French
after Joseph Highmore, 1692–1780, British
Title:
Pamela, being now in the custody of Mrs. Jenkes, seizes an occasion (as they are walking in the garden) to propose a Correspondence with Mr. Williams in order to contrive an Escape, who agree to hide their letters between two tiles near the Sunflower
Date:
1745
Medium:
Etching with stipple engraving on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches (37.4 x 47.6 cm), Plate: 11 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches (30.1 x 37.8 cm), and Image: 10 1/2 x 14 3/16 inches (26.7 x 36 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on front, lower right: "54,16,1f"

Lettered, in black ink, lower left under image: "Jos: Highmore inv. et pinx."; 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, being now in the custody of M.rs Jenkes, seizes an occasion (as they are | walking in the garden) to propose a correspondence with M.r Williams, in order to ~ | contrive an Escape, who agree to hide their letters between two tiles near the Sunflower."; lower right: "(Same text repeated, translated into French."; lowest, center: "Published, according to Act of Parliament, July 1.st 1745."; lowest right: "6."

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(f)
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bonnets | cloak | correspondence | costume | custody | dresses | escape | garden | genre subject | landscape | letters | literary theme | man | novel | Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded (1740) by Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) | path | plants | prisoner | secrecy | secrets | servants | shrubs | sunflowers | trees | tricorn | vases | vines | walking | walls | women
Associated People:
Pamela Andrews
Mr. Williams
Mrs. Jewkes, a housekeeper
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:52145
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