Toussaint Louverture, Saint Domingue (Haiti)

Description

Caption, Louverture Capitan de Guardias de Biasou y despues General en Gefe de la Ysla de S[an] to Domino, fue arrestado y lleva do a francia (Louverture Captain of the Guards of [Georges] Biasou and later General-in-Chief of the island of Saint Dominque, was arrested and taken to France). This image appears to have been derived from a finer/clearer one published in 1802 by Symonds in London and captioned Toussaint Louverture. Chief of the French Rebels in St. Domingo. No eye-witness portraits of Toussaint are known to exist. See other images of Toussaint on this website.

Source

Jean-Louis Dubroca, Vida de J. J. Dessalines, gefe de los Negros de Santo Domingo (Mexico, 1806), following p. 8.

Language

Spanish

Rights

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

Identifier

JCB_67-270-2

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean--St. Domingue

Citation

"Toussaint Louverture, Saint Domingue (Haiti)", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 5, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1546
Caption, Louverture Capitan de Guardias de Biasou y despues General en Gefe de la Ysla de S[an] to Domino, fue arrestado y lleva do a francia (Louverture Captain of the Guards of [Georges] Biasou and later General-in-Chief of the island of Saint Dominque, was arrested and taken to France). This image appears to have been derived from a finer/clearer one published in 1802 by Symonds in London and captioned Toussaint Louverture. Chief of the French Rebels in St. Domingo. No eye-witness portraits of Toussaint are known to exist. See other images of Toussaint on this website.
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