L'embarquement des négres

Description

"Boarding of Negroes" (caption translation). In the foreground, the coastal scene shows captive Africans being whipped and guarded by other Africans, presumably their captors. In the background, an African village and European slave ship was waiting offshore. A very similar scene was depicted on another engraving, "A view taken near Bain, on the coast of Guinea in Affrica," by Catherine Prestell, London, 1789. See www.wikigallery.org, www.bridgemanart.com, and the website of the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich), Picture Gallery, image F0879. The original is identified as a colored aquatint, done by Catherine Prestell after R. Westal.

Source

Postcard from the Musèe de la Compagnie des Indes, Lorient Citadelle de Port-Louis, France. Identified as an eighteenth century engraving.

Language

French

Rights

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

Identifier

embarquement_des_negres

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Upper Guinea Coast

Citation

"L'embarquement des négres", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 20, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2589
"Boarding of Negroes" (caption translation). In the foreground, the coastal scene shows captive Africans being whipped and guarded by other Africans, presumably their captors. In the background, an African village and European slave ship was waiting offshore. A very similar scene was depicted on another engraving, "A view taken near Bain, on the coast of Guinea in Affrica," by Catherine Prestell, London, 1789. See www.wikigallery.org, www.bridgemanart.com, and the website of the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich), Picture Gallery, image F0879. The original is identified as a colored aquatint, done by Catherine Prestell after R. Westal.
IIIF Manifest Download