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Pamela and Mr B. in the summer house: M.Add.6

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Current Location: Gallery 2


Pamela and Mr B. in the summer house


Painter: Highmore, Joseph




History note: 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

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From the Marlay Fund.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1920)


Production date: circa AD 1744

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People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sensual Virtual

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Frame Depth 10 cm Height 84 cm Width 97 cm
Canvas Height 62.9 cm Width 75.6 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No 2
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Text: Nov 26-20
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Chalk
  • Text: No 2
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Text: No 4
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 4
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Red pencil

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.Add.6
Primary reference Number: 3341
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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