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

Description

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.

Source

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

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

NW0224

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean--St. Domingue

Citation

"Toussaint Louverture and General Thomas Maitland, Saint Domingue (Haiti), 1790s", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 15, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1477
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.
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