Nigerian Dignitaries, 1841

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Image Reference

William Allen, A Narrative of the Expedition sent by Her Majesty's Government to the River Niger, in 1841 (London, 1848), vol. 2, facing title page.

Caption, " A Palaver." This same image appears (facing p. 12) in Allen's Picturesque Views on the River Niger: sketched during Lander's last visit in 1832-33 (London, 1840). In Picturesque Views he describes the "Palaver" illustration as follows: "I have grouped together all the principal characters of whom I had individual sketches . . . . I witnessed such a scene... when the king of Attah sent a deputation to assure us [the British] of his friendly intentions . . . the figure in the center of the group is from a sketch of Abokko, the brother of the king of Attah."