Planteurs se rendant à une plantation voisine
"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.
"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).
Benoit, Pierre Jacques
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