Port Maria

Description

This image shows a plantation yard with slave houses strung out along a hillside. Two shepherds tend to livestock in the foreground. James Hakewill (1778–1843) was an English architect known for illustrated publications. Several of his works relating to Jamaica can be found in T. Barringer, G. Forrester, and B. Martinez-Ruiz, Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and his Worlds (New Haven: Yale Center for British Art in association with Yale University Press, 2007), passim.

Source

James Hakewill, A Picturesque Tour of the Island of Jamaica, from Drawings Made in the Years 1820 and 1821 (London, 1825; reprinted, Kingston, Jamaica and San Francisco, 1990), plate 11. Copy in Archives and Special Collections, University of Miami Library.

Creator

Hakewill, James

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

HAKE4

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean--Jamaica

Citation

"Port Maria", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 18, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1392
This image shows a plantation yard with slave houses strung out along a hillside. Two shepherds tend to livestock in the foreground. James Hakewill (1778–1843) was an English architect known for illustrated publications. Several of his works relating to Jamaica can be found in T. Barringer, G. Forrester, and B. Martinez-Ruiz, Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and his Worlds (New Haven: Yale Center for British Art in association with Yale University Press, 2007), passim.
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