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

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

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 21 1/4 inches (39 x 54 cm), Plate: 11 13/16 x 14 13/16 inches (30 x 37.7 cm), and Image: 10 7/16 x 14 1/8 inches (26.5 x 35.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1994.4.329(i)
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bride | ceremony | chapel | dress | genre subject | gloves | marriage | men | nobleman | Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded (1740) by Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) | priest | servants | wedding | wedding dress | windows | women
Associated People:
Mrs. Jewkes, a housekeeper
Mr. Williams
Pamela Andrews
Mr. B, a Nobleman
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:52146
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