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Pamela greets her father
oil on canvas
63.5 × 76.2 cm
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1921
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Gallery location
17th to 18th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International

Later in the novel, Squire B., who has become determined to marry Pamela, summons her father, Goodman Andrews, to witness his honourable intentions: ‘My master bid Mrs Jewkes [the housekeeper] not to let me know yet that my father was come … So down I came … I knew the voice … I gave a spring, and overturned the table without regard to the company, and threw myself at his feet.’


Original, surface not original

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 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.

Unknown - 18th century