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Pamela shows Mr Williams a hiding place for their letters: M.Add.8

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Titles

Pamela shows Mr Williams a hiding place for their letters

Maker(s)

Highmore, Joseph (Painter)

Notes

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

Legal notes

From the Marlay Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 62.9 cm
Weight: 10 kg
Width: 74.7 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1920)

Dating

Production date: circa AD 1744

School or Style

British

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 6
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Text: Nov. 26-20
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Chalk
  • Text: No 6
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Text: No 7 (figure erased)
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Text: No 1
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: number crossed through, " \ "

  • Text: 7
  • Location: Verso, frrame
  • Method of creation: Red pencil

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.Add.8
Primary reference Number: 3348
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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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