Untitled Image (Revolt on a Slave Ship)

Description

This imagined depiction of a slave revolt shows Africans and Europeans fighting with weapons on the top deck of an unidentified slave ship leaving an unknown region in West Africa. There is some discrepancy surrounding the origins of this image. The same image also appeared in Albert Laporte, Recits du Vieux Marins (Paris, 1883), p. 267. The two variations suggest that LaPorte is not the original source for the image, although it is the earliest known and slightly cropped published version, which Aguet did not cite. For more details, please refer to image LCP-13.

Source

Isabelle Aguet, A Pictorial History of the Slave Trade (Geneva: Editions Minerva, 1971), plate 64, p.71.

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

E006

Spatial Coverage

Atlantic

Citation

"Untitled Image (Revolt on a Slave Ship)", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 5, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2548
This imagined depiction of a slave revolt shows Africans and Europeans fighting with weapons on the top deck of an unidentified slave ship leaving an unknown region in West Africa. There is some discrepancy surrounding the origins of this image. The same image also appeared in Albert Laporte, Recits du Vieux Marins (Paris, 1883), p. 267. The two variations suggest that LaPorte is not the original source for the image, although it is the earliest known and slightly cropped published version, which Aguet did not cite. For more details, please refer to image LCP-13.
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