About this object

  • Maker:

    Morland, George

  • ID:

    2006.37

  • Production date:

    1791

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London Docklands: London, Sugar and Slavery

  • This print is based on George Morland’s painting depicting an African family being captured and separated by European sailors compelling them to lives of slavery. Produced at a time in 1791 when the anti-slavery movement was at it s height it was designed to produce a strong response from the viewer. Below the print is inscribed, ‘Lo! The Poor Captive with distraction wild / Views his dear Patrtner torn from his embrace/A diff’rent captain buys his /Wife and Child/ What time can from his soul such ills erase/’. It had a companion work called ’African Hospitality’.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 470 mm; W 650 mm

  • Materials

    paper; ink

  • Last Updated

    2017-07-31

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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