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Creator:
Print made by John Raphael Smith, 1752–1812, British
after George Morland, 1763–1804, British
Title:

The Slave Trade

Date:
1791
Medium:
Mezzotint, printed in color, published state on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 22 × 29 1/2 inches (55.9 × 74.9 cm), Plate: 18 3/4 × 25 1/2 inches (47.6 × 64.8 cm), and Image: 18 1/4 × 25 3/8 inches (46.4 × 64.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, below image, lower left: "Painted by G Morland" ; below image, lower center left : "Lo' the poor Captive with distraction wild | Views his dear Partner torn from his embrace!"; below image, center: "SLAVE TRADE"; below: "London Publish'd Feb. 1 1791 by J.R. Smith. King Street, Covent Garden'; below image, lower center right: "A diffient Captain buys his Wife and Child_ | What time can from his Soul such ills erase?"; below image, lower right: "Engrav'd by J.R. Smith, Mezzotinto Engraver, to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.283
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
clouds | dog (animal) | enslaved people | families | genre subject | slavery | storm
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41947
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