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Pamela preparing to go home
(1745); published 1762
from a series of twelve illustrations to Pamela by Samuel Richardson, 1745, 2nd edition, published by John Boydell, London, 1762

26.5 × 35.5 cm (image) 29.9 × 37.3 cm (plate) 31.5 × 40.4 cm irreg. (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
2nd edition
rinted in in l.l.: Jos. Highmore invt. (.under t) et pinxit. / Pamela having divided her Clothes into three Bundles, in order to leave the House, rejects / that containing her Masters presents, calling it the wicked bundle, & harangues over her own little / Parcel, which she huggs in her arms; this occasions an exclamation from Mrs. (. under r) Jervis: Mr. (. under r) B. in ye. (. under e) Cloʃet. / Published according to Act of Parliament July 1st. (. under s) 1762.
printed in ink l.c.: Pamela ayant separé ses hardes en trois paquets, dans le deʃsein de quitter la maison, / fait un discours touchant au sujet du sien propre, qu’elle tient entre ses bras; ce qui donne lieu à / Madme. (.under m) Jervis de faire des éxclamations Mr. (. under r) B. est aux écoutes dans le Cabinet.
printed in ink l.r.: A. Benoiʃt sculp. / 4
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1921
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Gallery location
Not on display