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

Pamela with the Children and Miss Goodwin to whome she is telling her nursery tales. This last Piece leaves her in full possession of the peaceable fruits of her Virtue long after having surmounted all the difficulties it had been exposed to

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 1/2 x 21 5/16 inches (39.3 x 54.1 cm), Plate: 11 3/4 x 14 13/16 inches (29.8 x 37.6 cm), and Image: 10 7/16 x 14 inches (26.5 x 35.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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

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 with her Children and Miss Goodwin to whom she is telling her nursery | tales. This last Piece leaves her in full possession of the peaceable fruits of her Virtue | long after having surmounted all the difficulties It had been exposed to."; lower right: "(Same text repeated, translated into French."; lowest, center: "Published, according to Act of Parliament, July 1.st 1745."; lowest right: "12."

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(l)
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bed | bonnets | caps | chairs | children | cradle | dresses | genre subject | literary theme | maids | mother | noblewoman | painting (visual work) | Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded (1740) by Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) | servants | storytelling | Tales | virtue | window | women
Associated People:
Pamela Andrews
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:52147
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