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Pamela asks for Sir Jacob Swinford's blessing: P.26-1979

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Pamela asks for Sir Jacob Swinford's blessing
Plate 11
Adventures of Pamela


Printmaker: Truchy, Laurent
Painter: Highmore, Joseph (After)
Author: Richardson, Samuel (After)



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1979) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th Century
Production date: AD 1745

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  • Text: Pamela asking the blessing of Sir Jacob Swinford, Mr. B's Unkle, a rough old Fox-hunter who / after the most obstinate resolution to the contrary relents and becomes her great admirer; Mr. B. / behind, whispering Lady Davers she now having conceived the highest esteem for her new / Sister. The Countess, Ld. Davers, & his nephew being present
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Pamela demande la bénédiction du Chevr. Jacob Swinford, Oncle de Mr. B. & vieux Chasseur, qui après / s’être le plus emporté contre ce mariage, devient, à la vuë de la personne et de la conduite de Pamela, son grand / admirateur. Mr. B. est derriere qui parle à l’oreille de My Lady Davers, qui avoit depuis quelque tems, concu / pour la sa belle Sœur la plus haute estime, la Comtesse, My Lord Davers et son Neveu étant présens.
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

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Accession number: P.26-1979
Primary reference Number: 229642
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Created: Friday 30 August 2019 Updated: Tuesday 5 July 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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