Notice of Publication of Scene on the Coast of Africa
- Notice of Publication of Scene on the Coast of Africa
Refers to a scene of slave-trading on the African coast, with a blue border filled with a pattern of flowers. 1844
- Published in: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
- Height: 381 millimetres (sheet)
- Width: 275 millimetres (sheet)
Inscription ContentLettered 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'.
For a finished proof, see1866,1114.808.
For an etched state, see 1866,1114.809.
British Printmakers XIXc Plan Press
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Object reference number: PPA137456
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