Michael Graham-Stewart collection, Special collections

The Collection

Your selection

Title

Actions

Buy this image Add this to a collection
Tags
View this item in the library Share or embed this object   
 


Please contact the Picture Library if you would like to use this record and image under licence.

Abolition of the Slave Trade

ZBA2644
Michael Graham-Stewart collection

Object connections:

Collection Michael Graham-Stewart collection, Special collections
User collections K Plus Jamaica by mmcgrath
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleArtist: Collyer, Joseph
Artist: Moses, after Henry
Publisher: Hurst, Wakefield

Object details:

Object ID ZBA2644
Description An engraving designed and dedicated to Prince William, Duke of Gloucester with the caption, ‘Britannia trampling on the emblems of slavery, holding a banner declaring the abolition and attending to the voice of justice and religion’. On the left, the trade is represented by a ship freighted with slaves, and the standard (with a skull) on which are inscribed the sufferings of the Negroes, and on the right is a bust of William Wilberforce, with a scroll containing the names of the speakers in favour of the abolition in both Houses of Parliament. This work was published on the occasion of Parliament abolishing the slave trade in March 1807.
Date made 1808

Artist/Maker Collyer, Joseph
Moses, after Henry
Place made London, England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund
Materials engraving
Measurements Sheet: 330 mm x 239 mm; Image: 267 mm x 222 mm
Parts
  • Abolition of the Slave Trade (ZBA2644)
    Help us

    Do you know more about this?

    Share your knowledge