Peter Williams, ca. 1810-15

Description

Oil painting by an unidentified artist. Born enslaved, Peter Williams became a tobacco merchant and founded the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in New York. For details on his life, see R.W. Logan and M.R. Winston, Dictionary of American Negro Biography (New York, 1982). For possible identification of painter, see also Hugh Honour, The Image of the Black in Western Art (Harvard University Press, 1989), vol. 4, pt. 1, p. 323n305. (Slide of painting, courtesy of New York Historical Society)

Source

Painting held by New York Historical Society

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

NW0119

Spatial Coverage

North America--New York

Citation

"Peter Williams, ca. 1810-15", 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/1502
Oil painting by an unidentified artist. Born enslaved, Peter Williams became a tobacco merchant and founded the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in New York. For details on his life, see R.W. Logan and M.R. Winston, Dictionary of American Negro Biography (New York, 1982). For possible identification of painter, see also Hugh Honour, The Image of the Black in Western Art (Harvard University Press, 1989), vol. 4, pt. 1, p. 323n305. (Slide of painting, courtesy of New York Historical Society)
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