Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond, Virginia, 1861

Description

Shows enslaved man, several women and children; clothing styles depicted. The English artist Eyre Crowe observed this scene while on a trip through the South (see other images of slave sales in Richmond on this website).

Source

Painted by Eyre Crowe, and published in Hugh Honour, The Image of the Black in Western Art (Menil Foundation, Harvard University Press, 1989), vol. 4, pt. 1, p. 205, fig. 127; original painting is held privately.

Creator

Crowe, Eyre

Date Created

1861

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

Image-1

Spatial Coverage

North America--Virginia--Richmond

Citation

"Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond, Virginia, 1861", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 21, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/3106
Shows enslaved man, several women and children; clothing styles depicted. The English artist Eyre Crowe observed this scene while on a trip through the South (see other images of slave sales in Richmond on this website).
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