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Title:

Pamela and Mr B. in the summer house

Maker:

Highmore, Joseph; painter; British artist, 1692-1780

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

circa 1744

School/Style:

British

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium
canvas; support

Technique
Description:

oil on canvas

Dimension(s):

height, canvas, 62.9, cm
width, canvas, 75.6, cm
height, frame, 84, cm
width, frame, 97, cm
depth, frame, 10, cm

Acquisition:

bought; 1920;

Provenance:

Joseph Highmore's sale, London, Langford's, 5 March 1762 (24); coll. Major Dermot McCalmont, Cheveley Park, Cambridgshire; his sale, Christie's, 26 November 1920 (130), bt. A.H. Buttery; purchased from him by the National Gallery, whence acquired by the Fitzwilliam Museum

Notes:

Engraved: in reverse, dated 1 July 1745, by L. Truchy, with text 'Mr. B. expostulating with Pamela in the Summer house after some liberties taken. Mrs. Jewkes (who is seen through the Window) having just left her'.

Acquisition Credit:

From the Marlay Fund.

Inscription(s):

; verso, stretcher; No 2
; verso, stretcher; chalk; Nov 26-20
; verso, frame; No 2
label; verso, frame; MS; No 4
; verso, frame; red pencil; 4

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

Constable, William George. 1927. Catalogue of Pictures in the Marlay Bequest, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press
pl. XXVIII

Goodison, J. W.. 1977. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 102-105
pl. 7

Woudhuysen, P.. 1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 76

MacCauley, Rose. 1942. Life Among the English.p. 9
reproduced opp.

1963. Paintings by Joseph Highmore, Iveagh Bequest.Kenwood:
reproduced pl. IVA, exhibition catalogue

Goodison, J. W.. 1967. [Unknown; Illustrated London News; 1960].London:
Source Title: Illustrated London News II (1960)
p. 316

Accession:

Object Number: M.Add.6
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 3341; input: 2000-03-27; modified: 2018-08-28)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/3341





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