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Pamela fainting
(1743-1744)

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
63.5 × 76.2 cm
Accession Number
1114-3
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1921
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
17th to 18th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International

Frame

Joseph HIGHMORE
Pamela fainting (1743-1744)
Framemaker
Unknown - 18th century
About

Joseph Highmore painted twelve scenes from Samuel Richards novel Pamela (1740-41) of which four are in the collection of the NGV.
The paintings date to 1743-44. The four paintings are housed in nearly identical frames.
The frame on this painting, Pamela fainting is slightly at variance with the other three, either through restoration or being a later reproduction to fit the group.

The painting was cleaned in 2002.