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Pamela tells a nursery tale

Pamela tells a nursery tale
(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 × 35.3 cm (image) 29.7 × 37.3 cm (plate) 31.0 × 40.5 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 with her Children and Miʃs Goodwin to whom she is telling her nursery / tales. This last Piece leaves her in full poʃseʃsion of the peaceable fruits of her Virtue / long after having surmounted all of the difficulties It had been exposed to. / Published, according to Act of Parliament. July 1st. (. under st) 1762
printed in ink l.c.: Pamela avec ses enfans et Madselle (. under selle) Goodwin, à qui elle conte des historiettes morales. / Ce dernier tableau la laiʃse en pleine poʃseʃsion des fruites paisibles de sa vertu, long / tems après avoir surmonté toutes les difficultés auxquelles elle avoit été éxposée.
printed in ink l.r.: A. Benoist sculp. / 12.
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