Trois marchandes à la toilette ou revendeuses, créole, négresse-créole et cabougle ou africaines
"Three Merchants by the Toilets or Traders, Creole, Negro-Creole and Cabougle or African" (caption translation). This engraving shows three market women or retailers of various dry goods with wood trays on their heads. The man clad in a loincloth appears to be enslaved, but it is unclear what he is doing exactly, although it could relate to using the toilet. 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 18" 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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"Trois marchandes à la toilette ou revendeuses, créole, négresse-créole et cabougle ou africaines", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed September 19, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2386