Toussaint Louverture, Saint Domingue (Haiti)

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This record was last updated on 14 Jun 2016

Image Reference

Jean-Louis Dubroca, Vida de J. J. Dessalines, gefe de los Negros de Santo Domingo (Mexico, 1806), following p. 8.

Caption, "Louverture Capitan de Guardias de Biasou y despues General en Gefe de la Ysla de S[an] to Domino, fue arrestado y lleva do a francia" (Louverture Captain of the Guards of [Georges] Biasou and later General-in-Chief of the island of Saint Dominque, was arrested and taken to France). This image appears to have been derived from a finer/clearer one published in 1802 by Symonds in London and captioned "Toussaint Louverture. Chief of the French Rebels in St. Domingo." No eye-witness portraits of Toussaint are known to exist. See other images of Toussaint on this website.