[Pamela, Plate 3].Pamela swooning, after having discovered M.r. B. in the closet. He (frighted) endeavouring to recover her. M.rs. Jervis wringing her hands, and screaming. Pamela évanoüie, après avoir découvert M.r. B. dans le cabinet. Lui, effrayé, tâche de le faire revevnir; tandis que Mad.me. Jervis, joignant les mains, jette des cris.
Published, acording to Act of Parliament, Jult 1.st. 1745.
Line engraving with large margins. Plate: 380 x 300mm, (15 x 12").
An illustration of an episode in Samuel Richardson's hugely popular, 1740 novel 'Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded'. In the scene, Pamela who has discoverd Mr. B hiding in her bedroom falls to the ground in a faint. Taking advantage of the popularity of Richardson's novel Joseph Highmore painted a series of twelve oil paintings which depicted the events in the novel.
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