Une jeune négresse esclave, portant un bouquet pour une fête

Description

"A Young Negro Woman Slave, Carrying a Bouquet for a Party" (caption translation).This image shows an elaborately dressed domestic servant on the left and an elderly "missie" or mistress of a white man walking with a cane and wearing a head tie under her straw hat on the right. 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 26" 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

Language

French

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

BEN6b

Spatial Coverage

South America--Suriname--Paramaribo

Citation

"Une jeune négresse esclave, portant un bouquet pour une fête", 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/2391
"A Young Negro Woman Slave, Carrying a Bouquet for a Party" (caption translation).This image shows an elaborately dressed domestic servant on the left and an elderly "missie" or mistress of a white man walking with a cane and wearing a head tie under her straw hat on the right. 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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