Toussaint Louverture and General Thomas Maitland, Saint Domingue (Haiti), 1790s


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This record was last updated on 10 Jun 2016

Image Reference
NW0224

Source
Stephen Alexis, Black Liberator: The Life of Toussaint Louverture (New York, 1949), facing p. 96; original source not given.

Comments
Caption, "General Maitland meets Toussaint to discuss secret treaty." An artist's rendition of an event during the Haitian revolution, wherein the commander-in-chief of the British Army in Saint Domingue meets with the leader of the revolution. The treaty is described in Alexis, p. 110 ff. This image is also published in the 1985 Paris reprint edition of Antoine Matral, Histoire de l'Expedition des Francais a Saint-Dominique (Paris, 1825), plate 18, where the source is given as an (unidentified) item in the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. It is questionable if there are any images of Toussaint that were actually taken from life. See also other images of Toussaint on this website.