Une marche

Description

"The March" (caption translation). This engraving shows a procession of maroons. Benoit described this march as "a delegation, led by the granman. To his left is the major fiscal and to his right, the under captain granman; following the three leaders are the captains of all the villages" (p. 59). 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 92" 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

BEN18b

Spatial Coverage

South America--Suriname--Paramaribo

Citation

"Une marche", 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/2363
"The March" (caption translation). This engraving shows a procession of maroons. Benoit described this march as "a delegation, led by the granman. To his left is the major fiscal and to his right, the under captain granman; following the three leaders are the captains of all the villages" (p. 59). 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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