The Slave Trade
- Mezzotint, printed in color, published state on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
- 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)
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:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- clouds | dog (animal) | enslaved people | families | genre subject | slavery | storm
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Figures of Empire : Slavery and Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Britain, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2014, p. 42, V 2556 (YCBA)
David H. Solkin, Art in Britain 1660-1815, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2015, pp. 244-45, fig. 250, N6766 S65 2015 OVERSIZE (YCBA)