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Creator L. Truchy, 1721–1764
after Joseph Highmore, 1692–1780, British
Title Pamela is represented in this first Piece, writing in her late Lady's dressing room, her History being known only by her letters. She is here surprised by Mr. B. who improves this occasion to further his designs
Alternate Title(s) Pamela est représentée en ce premier tableau écrivant dans le cabinet de toilette de sa defunte Maitresse son Histoire n'étant connue que par ses lettres elle est surprise par Mr. B. qui profile de cette occasion pour pousser ses vues
Date 1762
Medium Engraving
Dimensions Plate: 11 3/4 x 14 13/16in. (29.8 x 37.6cm) Sheet: 14 3/16 x 18 3/8in. (36 x 46.7cm)
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1977.24.48
Collection Prints and Drawings
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/3653387
Subject Terms books | dressing room | frame (furnishing) | genre subject | inkwell | letters | painting (visual work) | quill pen | table | writing
Publications

Naomi Clifford, Basic Instincts, The art of Joseph Highmore at the Foundling Museum, https://www.naomiclifford.com/basic-instincts-the-art-of-joseph-highmore-at-the-foundling-museum/, Love, Life and Death in the Georgian Era, January 11, 2018, Available Online

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