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Pamela and Lady Davers

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

27.0 × 35.4 cm (image) 30.0 × 37.3 cm (plate) 31.3 × 40.6 cm irreg. (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
printed in ink l.l.: Jos. Highmore inv. et pinx. / Pamela dressed in order to Mr. (. under r) B. at Sr. (. under r) Simon Darford’s, is prevented by the ʃudden / arrival of Lady Davers, who forcibly detains her, & loads her with bitterest reproaches that rage / & disdain could suggest. her Nephew is looking over Mr. (.under r) B.’s letter in her hand, Jewkes and the / Lady’s woman burst into the room to prevent mischeif, Colebrand is seen through ye. (. under e) window. / Published, according to Act of Parliament, July 1st. (. under st) 1762
printed in ink l.c.: Pamela habillée pour aller troùver Mr. (. under r) B. chez le Chevalier Darford, est arrêtee par l’arrivée / impréveue de My Lady Davers, qui la retient par force, l’accable des reproches les plus piquantes / que la colere et le mepris puiʃsent suggérer: son Neveu lit la lettre de Mr. (. under r) B. que sa tante tient a la main / Jewkes et la femme de chambre accourent au bruit. Colbrand est vu àu travers de fenêtres.
printed in ink l.r.: L. Truchy sculp. / 10.
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