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Pamela shows Mr Williams a hiding place for her letters
(1745); published 1762
from a series of twelve illustrations to Pamela by Samuel Richardson, 1745, 2nd edition, published by John Boydell, London, 1762

26.7 × 35.6 cm (image) 30.0 × 37.4 cm (plate) 31.4 × 40.6 cm irreg. (sheet, trimmed to platemark along top edge)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
printed in ink l.l.: Jos. Highmore inv. et pinx. / Pamela, being now in the custody of Mrs. (. under r) Jewkes, seizes an occasion (as they are / walking in the garden) to propose a correspondence with Mr. (. under r) Williams, in order to (flourish) / contrive an Escape, who agree to hide their letters between two tiles near the Sunflower. / Published, according to Act of Parliament, July 1st. (. under s) 1762.
printed in ink l.c.: Pamela, se voyant sous la garde de Madme. (. under m) Jewkes saisit l’occasion, en se promenant dans le jardin, de / proposer une correspondance avec Mr. (. under r) Williams dans la vue de concerter le moyen de s’évader et (flourish) / et pour cet effet ils conviennent ensuit de cacher leurs lettres entre deux tuiles, auprès du Tournesol.
printed in ink l.r.: A Benoist. sculp. / 6.
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