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Abolition of the Slave Trade (Print)

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Collection Special collections, Michael Graham-Stewart collection
User collections K Plus Jamaica by mmcgrath
Gallery locationStorage - SOW (Floor plans)
PeopleArtist: Collyer, Joseph
Artist: Moses, after Henry
Publisher: Hurst, Wakefield

Object details:

Object ID ZBA2644
Description On the occasion of Parliament abolishing the slave trade in March 1807, this engraving was designed and dedicated to Prince William, Duke of Gloucester and is captioned: 'Brittania trampling on the emblmes 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 (wiht a scull) on which is inscribed the sufferings of the NEgroes, and on the right is a bust of Mr. Wilberforece with a scroll containing the Names of the Speakers in favour of the Abolition in both Houses of Parliment &c.' Part of the Michael Graham-Stewart slavery collection.
Date made 1808

Artist/Maker Collyer, Joseph
Moses, after Henry
Place made London
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
  • Abolition of the Slave Trade (Print) (ZBA2644)
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