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  • Title: Slave Trade
  • Creator: John Raphael Smith after George Morland
  • Date Created: 1791
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: 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”
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1997
  • Materials & Techniques: Mezzotint on off-white laid paper
  • Keywords: Africa, families, genre, slavery, slaves
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: Published 1 February 1791 by J. R. Smith, King Street, Covent Garden
  • Dimensions: Plate dimensions: 481 mm x 655 mm (18.94 in. x 25.79 in.).
  • Bibliography: Smith cat. no. 244; Frankau 321; Wax 1990, 82
  • Associated People: Created by John Raphael Smith (British (English), 1751-1812), After George Morland (British (English), 1763-1804)
  • Accession Number: 1997.16.1

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