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Print made by John Raphael Smith, 1752–1812, British
after George Morland, 1763–1804, British
African Hospitality
Mezzotint, printed in color, published state on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 22 1/4 x 29 1/4in. (56.5 x 74.3cm), Plate: 18 3/4 x 25 1/2in. (47.6 x 64.8cm), and Image: 18 1/4 x 25 3/8in. (46.4 x 64.5cm)

Lettered, below image, lower left: "Painted by G. Morland"; below image, lower center left: "Dauntless they plunge amidst the vengeful waves, | And snatch from death the lovely sinking fair_"; below image, lower center: "AFRICAN HOSPITALITY"; below: "London Publish'd Feby 1st 1791 by J.R. Smith King Street Covent Garden"; below image, lower center right: "Their friendly efforts lo! each Briton saves! | Perhaps their future Tyrants now they spare."; below image, lower right: "Engraved 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:
African | arrows | child | historical subject | mother | ocean | sea | ship | shipwreck | spear | storm
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Exhibition History:
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The Romantic Print in the Age of Revolutions: Hero, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-01-23 - 2003-06-01)

The Romantic Print in Britain - Yale Center for British Art (Carnegie Museum of Art, 2004-02-14 - 2004-05-09)

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

Figures of Empire: Slavery and Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Britain (Yale Center for British Art, 2014-10-02 - 2014-12-14)

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Figures of empire : slavery and portraiture in eighteenth-century Atlantic Britain, organized by the Yale Center for British Art and curated by Esther Chadwick and Meredith Gamer, PhD candidates in the History of Art at Yale University and Cyra Levenson , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2014, p. 43, V 2556 (YCBA)

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