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Fabrication de l'huile palme à Whydah, coate Oxidentale, Afrique

ZBA2730
Michael Graham-Stewart collection

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Collection Michael Graham-Stewart collection, Special collections
User collections nellyschmidt by Nellyschmidt
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleMaker: Nousveaux, Edouard-Auguste

Object details:

Object ID ZBA2730
Description The French artist Edouard Auguste Nousveaux visited Senegal in West Africa between 1842 and 1845. Upon his return to France, he exhibited a series of West African views at the Paris Salon in 1845-47. This watercolour shows the production of palm oil, which was one of the most important of the new ‘legitimate’ commodities exported from West Africa after the end of the slave trade. Palm oil had a range of industrial applications and was used in soap manufacture and later in the production of margarine.
Date made circa 1845

Artist/Maker Nousveaux, Edouard-Auguste
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund
Materials watercolour
Measurements Sheet: 385 mm x 526 mm; Image: 282 mm x 427 mm; Mount: 483 mm x 637 mm
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  • Fabrication de l'huile palme à Whydah, coate Oxidentale, Afrique (ZBA2730)
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