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Creator:
James Hakewill, 1778–1843, British
Title:

Llanrumny Estate, St. Mary's, Jamaica

Part Of:

Collective Title: Views of the Watson Taylor Estates in Jamaica

Date:
between 1820 and 1821
Medium:
Watercolor on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/4 × 16 1/2 inches (31.1 × 41.9 cm) and Binding: 21 3/4 inches (55.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered below image in graphite: "LLANRUMNY ESTATE ST. MARYS JAMAICA | THE PROPERTY OF G.W. TAYLOR ESQR. M.P"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.1960
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | buildings | estate | field | landscape | mountains | workers
Associated Places:
Jamaica | North and Central America
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27679
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The draftsman James Hakewill visited Jamaica in 1820-21, making sketches of many of the picturesque features of the island and its most significant plantations. These watercolors belong to a set of six depicting the properties of the wealthy proprietor George Watson Taylor, who lived in London. They provide visual accounts of the cultivation and processing of sugar. Llanrumny Estate gives a clear picture of a working gang of enslaved laborers at crop time-about thirty-four figures, under the keen eye of a mounted, white overseer amid a field of sugarcane in the foreground. In Mill Yard, Holland Estate, the cane, freshly brought from the field by oxcarts, is being unbound before it is hastily fed into the mill.

Gallery label for Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and his Worlds (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-09-27 - 2007-12-30)

Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and his Worlds (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-09-27 - 2007-12-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Timothy J. Barringer, Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2007, pp. 322-23, no. 42, N8243 S576 B37 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]


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