"Pamela Fainting"

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Title

"Pamela Fainting"

Description

Joseph Highmore created twelve paintings based on the novel "Pamela". In this painting, he portrays Pamela fainting as Mr. B. attempts to seduce her. This shows that while literature was becoming more sentimental, so was art. Visual art and painting begin to transition towards sentimental idealism, where the observer of the painting is encouraged to feel emotion and sympathy for the figures portrayed in the work of art.

Creator

Joseph Highmore

Source

“Pamela Fainting: Joseph HIGHMORE: NGV: View Work.” NGV, www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/4040/.

Publisher

NGV - The National Gallery of Victoria

Date

1743

Contributor

Sara Jo Cordasco

Relation

"Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded" by Samuel Richardson

Format

oil on canvas

Type

painting

Coverage

18th century literature

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Original Format

oil on canvas

Files

HighmorePamelaFainting.jpeg.jpeg

Citation

Joseph Highmore, “"Pamela Fainting",” Enlightenmens, accessed August 9, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/339.

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