Mulatto Woman, Gold Coast, 1820

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Image Reference

William Hutton, Nouveau voyage dans l'interieur de l'Afrique, ou, Relation de l'ambassade anglaise envoyée en 1820 , au royaume d'Ashantée (Paris, 1823), p. 87. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Woman is elaborately dressed with bead jewelry and protected from sun by a parasol. This hand-colored illustration is in the French translation of Hutton's "A voyage to Africa, including a narrative of an embassy to one of the interior Kingdoms in the year 1820" (London, 1821). Hutton was the British government's consul to Ashanti.