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Slave in chains

Oil paintings

Object details:

Object ID ZBA2428
Description This painting represents the psychological and physical suffering endured by enslaved Africans on board ships during the Middle Passage. Focusing on this aspect of transatlantic slavery was a tactic employed by European abolitionists who attempted to evoke sympathy for enslaved Africans and their plight through images and evidence of the misery of the Middle Passage.
Date made circa 1820

Artist/Maker British School
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund
Materials Oil on board
Measurements Painting: 260 x 205 mm; Frame: 277 x 222 x 21 mm
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