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Pamela asks Sir Jacob Swinford's blessing

Pamela asks Sir Jacob Swinford's blessing
(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) 29.8 × 37.3 cm (plate) 31.0 × 40.6 cm irreg. (sheet, trimmed within platemark along top edge)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
printed in ink l.l.: Jos. Highmore inv. et pinx. / Pamela asking the blessing of Sr. (. under r) Jacob Swinford, Mr B.’s Unkle, a rough old Fox-hunter, who / after the moʃt obstinate resolution to the contrary, relents, and becomes her great admirer. Mr. (. under r) B. / behind, whispering Lady Davers she now having conceived the highest esteem for her new (squiggle) / Sister. The Counteʃs, Lord Davers and his nephew being present. / Published, according to Act of Parliament. July 1st. (. under st) 1762
printed in ink l.c.: Pamela demande la bénédiction du Chevr. (. under r) Jacob Swinford, Oncle de Mr. (. under r) B. & vieux Chasseur, qui après / s’être le plus emporté contre ce mariage, devient, à la vuë de la personne et de la conduite de Pamela, son grand / admirateur. Mr. (. under r) B. est derriere qui parle à l’oreille de My Lady Davers, qui avoit depuis quelque tems, concu / pour la sa belle Sœur la plus haute estime, la Comteʃse, My Lord Davers et son Neveu étant présens.
printed in ink l.r.: L. Truchy sculp. / 11.
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