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"Pamela, Plate 1" (no title)

July 1, 1745
Origin: England, London
OH: 12 5/8" x OW: 16 3/8" (includes false margins); Plate H: 11 3/4" x W: 14 7/8"
Black and white line engraving with etching
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1968-280,1
The lower margin reads: "Jos. Highmore inv. et pinx./ L. Truchy sculpsit./ Pamila is represented in this first Piece, writing in her late Lady's/ dressing room, her History being known only by her letters. She is here/ surprised by M.r B. who improves this occasion to further his designs./ Pamela est representee en ce premier tableua ecrivant dans le cabinet de/ toilette de sa defunte Maitresse; son Histoire n'etant connue que par ses lettres./ elle est surprise par M.r B. qui profite de cette occasion pour pousser ses vues./ Published, according to Act of Parliament, July 1745."