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Pamela leaves Mr B's house in Bedfordshire: M.Add.7

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Pamela leaves Mr B's house in Bedfordshire


Highmore, Joseph (Painter)


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.

Measurements and weight

Height: 62.6 cm
Weight: 8 kg
Width: 75.6 cm

Relative size of this object

75.6 cm62.6 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1920)


Production date: circa AD/CE 1744

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No 5
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Text: 12
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Chalk
  • Text: Nov. 26-20
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Chalk
  • Text: No 5
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Text: 12
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Red pencil
  • Text: 8
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.Add.7
Primary reference Number: 3346
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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