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Notice of Publication of Scene on the Coast of Africa

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1866,1114.691

  • Title (object)

    • Notice of Publication of Scene on the Coast of Africa
  • Description

    Refers to a scene of slave-trading on the African coast, with a blue border filled with a pattern of flowers. 1844
    Letterpress

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1844
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 381 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 275 millimetres (sheet)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with producer names and prices, "Prints £2.2s.0d / Proofs £4.4s.0d. / First-Class India Proofs £6.6s.0d.", a description of the print, and a review from the Morning Chronicle, which refers to a recent speech by Palmerston on slavery and praises the artist for succeeding in painting such a dreadful subject without offending the eye of the spectator in its 'actual inspection', ascribing the success to his not having 'exaggerated the more revolting features of the case', for 'not transferring to the actors any of the sentiments which should properly belong to the spectator of the scene'.
  • Curator's comments

    For a finished proof, see1866,1114.808.
    For an etched state, see 1866,1114.809.

  • Location

    British Printmakers XIXc Plan Press

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition date

    1866

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1866,1114.691

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