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African Hospitality

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1877,0609.1831

  • Title (object)

    • African Hospitality
  • Description

    Shipwreck on the African coast with European survivors, including a young family, being helped by Africans; first published state. 1791
    Mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1791
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 480 millimetres
    • Width: 655 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, four lines of verse beginning, "Daunteless they plunge amidst the vengeful waves ...", and publication detail, all below image: "Painted by G Morland", "Engraved by J R Smith Mezzotinto Engraver to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales" and "London Publish'd Feby 1st 1791 by J. R. Smith King Street Covent Garden"
  • Curator's comments

    See 1868,1212.48 for comments on "Slave Trade" and "African Hospitality".

  • Bibliography

    • D'Oench 1999 314 (first state) bibliographic details
    • Frankau 1902 5.II bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Atlas)

  • Exhibition history

    2007 Mar-Jun, Beijing, Palace Museum, Britain meets the World

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1877

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1877,0609.1831

Shipwreck on the African coast with British survivors, including a young family, being helped by Africans; first published state.  1791  Mezzotint

Shipwreck on the African coast with British survivors, including a young family, being helped by Africans; first published state. 1791 Mezzotint

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