Un maître de danse créole, enseignant des pas à une esclave négresse et à une créole

Description

"A Creole Dance Teacher, Teaching Some Steps to a Negro Slave Woman and a Creole Woman" (caption title). This illustration shows a creole dance master playing a violin, while an enslaved woman and a creole woman dance. Benoit described how "the pupils are being taught to dance on their toes; they are very superior in this exercise, the author writes, to our European dancers" (p. 27). 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.

Source

"Figure 23" in Pierre Jacques Benoit, Voyage à Surinam; description des possessions néerlandaises dans la Guyane (Bruxelles: Société des Beaux-Arts de Wasme et Laurent, 1839).

Creator

Benoit, Pierre Jacques

Date Created

1831

Language

French

Rights

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

Identifier

BEN-F

Spatial Coverage

South America--Suriname--Paramaribo

Citation

"Un maître de danse créole, enseignant des pas à une esclave négresse et à une créole", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 17, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2324
"A Creole Dance Teacher, Teaching Some Steps to a Negro Slave Woman and a Creole Woman" (caption title). This illustration shows a creole dance master playing a violin, while an enslaved woman and a creole woman dance. Benoit described how "the pupils are being taught to dance on their toes; they are very superior in this exercise, the author writes, to our European dancers" (p. 27). 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.
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