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Pamela tells a nursery tale: M.Add.9

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Titles

Pamela tells a nursery tale

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

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From the Marlay Fund.

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 Frame
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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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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