Un agent de police, deux bastiens ou conducteurs d'esclaves, et un esclave du gouvernement

Description

"A Police Agent, Two Bastions or Slave Supervisors, and a Government Slave" (caption translation). This engraving shows a group of soldiers, one of whom is black, standing around armed with muskets. These soldiers of the Dutch garrison included "one in the company composed of free people of color." 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 28" 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

Language

French

Rights

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

Identifier

BEN-H

Spatial Coverage

South America--Suriname--Paramaribo

Citation

"Un agent de police, deux bastiens ou conducteurs d'esclaves, et un esclave du gouvernement", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed May 29, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2346
"A Police Agent, Two Bastions or Slave Supervisors, and a Government Slave" (caption translation). This engraving shows a group of soldiers, one of whom is black, standing around armed with muskets. These soldiers of the Dutch garrison included "one in the company composed of free people of color." 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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