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Slave Trade

18th century
481 x 655 mm (18.9 x 25.8 in.)

John Raphael Smith, British (English), (1751–1812)
After George Morland, British (English), (1763–1804)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Mezzotint on off-white laid paper
Print impression quality: Fair, generally worn
Edition: Published 1 February 1791 by J. R. Smith, King Street, Covent Garden
Marks: Inscribed: “Engraved by J.R. Smith Mezzotinto Engraver to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales / Lo! The poor Captive with distraction wild / Views his dear Partner torn from his embrace. / A different Captain buys his Wife and Child—/ What time can from his Soul such ills erase?“; “24 March 1814 by S. Morgan”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: From a collection in southern Germany that descended in the family of an eighteenth-century collector of more than 3,000 English prints; purchased through Nigel Talbot, Grosvenor Prints, on auction at Sotheby’s, 13 November 1997.
Bibliography: Smith cat. no. 244; Frankau 321; Wax (1990), 82.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1997
Accession Number: 1997.16.1

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This object has the following keywords:
  • Africa - TGN 7001242
  • families - Groups of individuals related by blood, marriage, adoption, or cohabitation. ERIC9 [May 1993 related term deleted. May 1991 descriptor moved. February 1991 related term added.]
  • genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • slavery
  • slaves - Those who are treated as the property of and are entirely subject to another person, whether by capture, purchase, or birth. [June 1998 alternate descriptor changed, qualifier added to "slave". June 1993 related term added. December 1992 descriptor added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 481 x 655 mm (18.9 x 25.8 in.)

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