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Mr B finds Pamela writing

Mr B finds Pamela writing
(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 × 35.5 cm (image) 30.0 × 37.1 cm (plate) 31.0 × 40.7 cm irreg. (sheet, trimmed to platemark along top edge)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
2nd edition
printed in ink l.l.: Jos. Highmore inv. et pinx. / Pamela is represented in this first Piece, writing in her late Lady’s / dreʃsing room, her History being known only by her letters. She is here / surprised by Mr. (. under r) B who improves this occasion to further his designs. / Publish’d, according to Act of Parliament, July 1s.t (. under s) 1762
printed in ink l.c.: Pamela est représentée en ce premier tableau écrivant dans les cabinet de / toilette de sa defunte Maitreʃse: son Histoire n’étant connuë que par ses lettres. / elle est surprise par Mr. (. under r) B. qui profite de sette occasion pour pouʃser ses vües.
printed in ink l.r.: L. Truchy sculpsit. / 1.
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
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 the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display