Planteurs se rendant à une plantation voisine

Description

"Planters Are Going to a Neighbouring Pantation" (caption translation). The engraving shows a planter accompanied by two slaves going to a nearby plantation. Benoit explained that "planters who visit from one plantation to another have themselves followed and preceded by two slaves who carry their provisions and arms." The slaves carry cutlasses and one carries the planter's rifle. 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 53" 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

BEN5b

Spatial Coverage

South America--Suriname--Paramaribo

Citation

"Planteurs se rendant à une plantation voisine", 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/2389
"Planters Are Going to a Neighbouring Pantation" (caption translation). The engraving shows a planter accompanied by two slaves going to a nearby plantation. Benoit explained that "planters who visit from one plantation to another have themselves followed and preceded by two slaves who carry their provisions and arms." The slaves carry cutlasses and one carries the planter's rifle. 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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