Intérieur de cuisine
"Kitchen Interior" (caption translation). This engraving shows a man pounding a mortar, while a woman sits in front of a fire. Benoit described how "the kitchen is located about 15 or 20 steps behind the master's house, and is furnished with all the necessary utensils as well as an oven to bake bread" (p. 30). 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 48" 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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"Intérieur de cuisine", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 2, 2023, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2322