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Title:

Pamela leaves Mr B's house in Bedfordshire

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, 62.6, cm
width, 75.6, cm
weight, 8, kg

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 A. Benoist, with text 'Pamela setting out in the travelling Chariot (for her Father's, as she is made to believe) takes her farewell of Mrs. Jervis; Mr. B. observing her from the window; by whose private order she is carried into Lincolnshire.'

Acquisition Credit:

From the Marlay Fund.

Inscription(s):

; verso, stretcher; No 5
; verso, stretcher; chalk; 12
; verso, stretcher; chalk; Nov. 26-20
; verso, frame; No 5
; verso, frame; red pencil; 12
; verso, frame; graphite; 8

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

Polak, Ada. Eldre Engelsk Graffik i Norge.Oslo:
Source Title: Kunst og Kultur 41 (1958)
p. 239
reproduced

Accession:

Object Number: M.Add.7
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 3346; input: 2000-03-27; modified: 2018-08-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/3346





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