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

The Marriage Ceremony performed in Mr. B.'s own Chappel by Mr. Williams, Mr. Peters giving her away, Mrs. Jewkes waits behind Pamela and the Maid keeps the door

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Collective Title: Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded

Materials & Techniques:
Etching with stipple engraving on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 15 3/8 x 21 1/4 inches (39 x 54 cm), Plate: 11 13/16 x 14 13/16 inches (30 x 37.7 cm), Image: 10 7/16 x 14 1/8 inches (26.5 x 35.8 cm)

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

Lettered, in black ink, lower left under image: "Jos. Highmore inv.t et pinx."; lower right under image: "A. Benoist Sculp."; in next two sets of lettering, the left set is divided fromthe right set by a long vertical printed line: lower left: "The mariage Ceremony performed in M.r B.'s own Chappel | by M.r Williams, M.r Peters giving her away, M.rs Jewkes waits | behind Pamela and the Maid keeps the door.."; lower right: "(Same text repeated, translated into French."; lowest, center: "Published, according to Act of Parliament, July 1.st 1745."; lowest right: "9."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection, Gift of the Library Association
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bride | ceremony | chapel | dress | genre subject | gloves | groom | literary theme | maid | marriage | men | nobleman | Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded (1740) by Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) | priest | servants | wedding | wedding dress | wedding vows | windows | women
Associated People:
Mr. B, a Nobleman
Mr. Williams
Mrs. Jewkes, a housekeeper
Pamela Andrews
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