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Pamela tells a nursery tale: M.Add.9

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Current Location: In storage


Pamela tells a nursery tale


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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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1920)


Production date: circa AD 1744

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  • Sensual Virtual

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Canvas Height 62.9 cm Width 74.7 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No 12
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Text: R.A. of Arts / Exhibition of British Art 1934 / J.Highmore, No 237 / Pamela tells a Nursery tale / The Fitzwilliam Museum / Cambridge
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 2
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Red pencil

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.Add.9
Primary reference Number: 3350
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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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