Africans Captured near the Coast, late 18th cent.

Source

Post card of Musèe de la Compagnie des Indes, Lorient Citadelle de Port-Louis, France; identified as an 18th century engraving.

Description

The title of the engraving is L'embarquement des Negres. Foreground shows coastal scene with captive Africans being whipped and guarded by other Africans, presumably their captors; in background, an African village and European ship (slave ship?) waiting offshore. A very similar scene is shown on another engraving, A view taken near Bain, on the coast of Guinea in Affrica, engraved by Catherine Prestell, London, 1789; see, for example, websites www.wikigallery.org, www.bridgemanart.com, and the website of the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich), Picture Gallery, image F0879. The original is identified as a colored aquatint, done by Catherine Prestell after R. Westal.

Date Created

1700-1800

Language

French

Rights

Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

Identifier

embarquement_des_negres
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