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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) 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
Accession Number B1978.43.283
Collection Prints and Drawings
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Subject Terms clouds | dog (animal) | families | genre subject | slavery | slaves | storm

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. 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)

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