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Moi libre Aussi

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2010,7014.1

  • Title (object)

    • Moi libre Aussi
  • Description

    A young black man, in profile to right, bust length, wearing a phrygian cap and drapery revealing his right shoulder and breast; in a roundel. c.1794
    Stipple engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1794
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 162 Missing value
    • Height: 155 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image, "Boizot delt./ Darcis sculpt./Moi Libre Aussi [repeated in script]/Se vend à Paris chez Depeuille, Rue Franciade, Section de Bon Conseil."
  • Curator's comments

    The print, and its pair (see 2010,7014.2), are part of a series of profile heads that may have been intended to decorate box lids. They would have been published to mark the abolition of slavery in French territories on 4 February 1794 (16 Pluviose l'An Deuxième); slavery was reinstated by Napoleon in 1802.

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  • Bibliography

    • IFF 6036 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2010

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2010,7014.1

A young black man, in profile to right, bust length, wearing a phrygian cap and drapery revealing his right shoulder and breast; in a roundel. c.1794  Stipple engraving

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A young black man, in profile to right, bust length, wearing a phrygian cap and drapery revealing his right shoulder and breast; in a roundel. c.1794 Stipple engraving

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