Henry Christophe, King of Haiti, 1818

Description

Full-length portrait of Christophe, one of the national heroes of Haiti. He served as a general under Toussaint Louverture, and in 1806 succeeded Dessaline as the president of the newly independent state of Haiti. In 1811, he styled himself as king of the country ( for more details, see Honour, Image of the Black, pp. 109-110).

Source

Painted by Richard Evans and published in Hugh Honour, The Image of the Black in Western Art (Menil Foundation, Harvard University Press, 1989), vol. 4, pt. 1, p. 109, fig. 58; the oil painting is located in the Musèe du Pantheon National, Haiti

Creator

Evans, Richard

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

NW0226

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean--St. Domingue

Citation

"Henry Christophe, King of Haiti, 1818", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed January 26, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1473
Full-length portrait of Christophe, one of the national heroes of Haiti. He served as a general under Toussaint Louverture, and in 1806 succeeded Dessaline as the president of the newly independent state of Haiti. In 1811, he styled himself as king of the country ( for more details, see Honour, Image of the Black, pp. 109-110).
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