Scene on the Coast of Africa

Wagstaff, C.E. and Biard, A.F.1844

Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum
Bath, United States

C.E. Wagstaff, artist. A.F. Biard, publisher. Framed print, engraving, 'Scene on Coast of Africa'. Slave dealing showing slaves being branded and beaten. A vessel in the left waits for loading. Published on May 10, 1844. " Published for proprietor by Leggatt and Neville, Cornhill, and Charles Gilhin." Image: 20 x 27.75 Frame: 32.5 x 41. This print depicts white slavers, probably American, buying slaves from black African slavers. The scene, although romanticized, still portrays the cruelty and dehumanizing conditions of the slave trade.


  • Title: Scene on the Coast of Africa
  • Creator: Wagstaff, C.E., Biard, A.F.
  • Date Created: 1844
  • Physical Dimensions: 20" x 27.75"
  • Type: Print
  • Medium: lithograph

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