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Creator Print made by Guillaume Philippe Benoist, 1725–ca. 1770, French
after Joseph Highmore, 1692–1780, British
Title Pamela Swooning, after having discovered Mr. B. in the closet, He (frighted) endeavouring to recover her, Mrs. Jervis wringing her hands, and screaming
Alternate Title(s) Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded
Date 1745
Medium Etching with stipple engraving on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 15 1/16 x 20 1/16 inches (38.3 x 51 cm) Plate: 11 13/16 x 14 7/8 inches (30 x 37.8 cm) Image: 10 3/8 x 14 1/8 inches (26.4 x 35.9 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, on front, lower right: "54.16.1c", Lettered, in black ink, lower left under image: "Jos: Highmore pinxit."; lower right under image: "A. Benoist Sculpsit."; in next two sets of lettering, the left set is divided from the right set by a long vertical printed line: lower left: "Pamela swooning, after having discovered M.r B. in the | closet. He (frighted) endeavouring to recover her. Jervis | wringing her hands, and screaming."; lower right: "(Same text repeated, translated into French."; lowest, center: "Published, according to Act of Parliament, July 1745."; lowest right: "3."
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection, Gift of the Library Associates
Accession Number B1994.4.329(c)
Collection Prints and Drawings
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People Represented or Subject • Pamela Andrews
• Mr. B, a Nobleman
• Mrs. Jervis, the housekeeper
Subject Terms bedroom | blankets | cap | chairs | closet | crying | drapery | fainting | fear | kissing | literary theme | man | night | nightgown | novel | Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded (1740) by Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) | pillows | robe | screaming | servants | slippers | stockings | stool | surprise | swooning | table | virtue | women
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