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"Pamela, Plate 12" (no title)

July 1, 1745
Origin: England, London
OH: 12 5/8" x OW: 16 1/8" (includes false margins); Plate H: 11 3/4" x W: 14 7/8"
Black and white line engraving with etching
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1968-280,12
The lower margin reads: "Jos. Highmore inv. et pinx./ A. Benoist sculp./ Pamela with her Children and Miss Goodwin to whom she is telling her nursery/ tales. This last Piece leaves her in full possession of the peaceable fruits of her Virtue/ long after having surmounted all the difficulties It had been exposed to./ Pamela avec ses enfans et Mad.selle Goodwin, aqui elle conte des historiettes morales./ Ce dernier tableau la laisse en pleine possession des fruits paisibles de sa vertu, long/ tems apres avoir surmonte toutes les difficultes auxquelles elle avoit ete exposee./ Published, according to Act of Parliament, July 1745."