El quitrín

Description

"Trap" (caption translation). This lithograph shows a horse trap or carriage driven by a black man in a top hat transporting two well-dressed white women in Havana. Frédéric Mialhe (1810-c. 1861), also Federico Mialhe, who was a French landscape painter and draughtsman. He went to Cuba by invitation of the Real Sociedad Patriótica. He designed three sets of lithographs showing Cuba from 1838 to 1854. The publisher, Bernardo May, claimed ownership of this image and sold them under his own name. See image LCP-15.

Source

"Plate XII" in Album pintoresco de la isla de Cuba (Havana[?]: B. May y Ca., 1851[?]).

Language

Spanish

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean--Cuba--Havana

Identifier

Album-12

Rights

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

Creator

Mialhe, Frédéric

Date Created

1850s

Citation

"El quitrín", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 27, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2160
"Trap" (caption translation). This lithograph shows a horse trap or carriage driven by a black man in a top hat transporting two well-dressed white women in Havana. Frédéric Mialhe (1810-c. 1861), also Federico Mialhe, who was a French landscape painter and draughtsman. He went to Cuba by invitation of the Real Sociedad Patriótica. He designed three sets of lithographs showing Cuba from 1838 to 1854. The publisher, Bernardo May, claimed ownership of this image and sold them under his own name. See image LCP-15.
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