Cinq femmes esclaves se rendant à leur église un jour de fête

Description

"Five Enslaved Women Going to their Church on a Festival Day" (caption translation). This engraving shows well-dressed women, who are a Lutheran, a Jew, a Calvinist and a Moravian, while a young, Christian, creole slave is going to church on the day of Palms. 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 20" 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

BEN10a

Spatial Coverage

South America--Suriname--Paramaribo

Citation

"Cinq femmes esclaves se rendant à leur église un jour de fête", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 23, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2348
"Five Enslaved Women Going to their Church on a Festival Day" (caption translation). This engraving shows well-dressed women, who are a Lutheran, a Jew, a Calvinist and a Moravian, while a young, Christian, creole slave is going to church on the day of Palms. 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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