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'Slave Trade'

Prints, drawings and watercolours

Object details:

Object ID ZBA2507
Description Morland exhibited the original oil painting from which this print is derived, ‘Execrable human traffick, or the affectionate slaves’, at the Royal Academy in 1788. It illustrates how pervasive the question of the abolition of the slave trade had become in Britain at this time, affecting artistic and literary production, as well as informing political debate.
Date made 1814

Artist/Maker Smith, John Raphael
Morland, after George
Morgan, S.
Place made London
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund
Materials mezzotint with later colouring
Measurements Sheet: 580 mm x 764 mm; Image: 458 mm x 649 mm; Frame: 653 mm x 883 mm; Mount: 610 mm x 838 mm
  • 'Slave Trade' (ZBA2507)
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