Vue de Cimetière d'Orange à Paramaribo, hors la ville
"View of the Orange Cemetery in Paramaribo, Outside the City" (caption translation). The image shows a priest, the gravedigger, enslaved men and women in mourning. Barely visible in the background is a funeral procession with participants dressed in white. Pierre Jacques Benoit (1782-1854) was a Belgian artist, who visited the Dutch colony of Suriname on his own initiative for several months in 1831. He stayed in Paramaribo, but visited plantations, maroon communities and indigenous villages inland.
"Figure 17" in Pierre Jacques Benoit, Voyage à Surinam; description des possessions néerlandaises dans la Guyane (Bruxelles: Société des Beaux-Arts de Wasme et Laurent, 1839).
Benoit, Pierre Jacques
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