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Illustration to Daniel Fenning's 'New System of Geography'; an African man sheds his European ways, represented by the bundle of clothes and a book to the left, on discovering his people and returns to them; after Fuseli. 1771
Etching and engraving
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Height: 170 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 116 millimetres (cropped)
- Curator's comments
- Weinglass and Schiff mistakenly associated this with Thomas Southerne's 'Oroonoko', but as Andrei Pop kindly points out (email September 2020) it is (along with 1863,0509.66) an illustration for the second or third 1771 edition of Daniel Fenning and J. Collyer's 'A New System of Geography'. The print is titled 'The Attachment of a Hottentot to the Manners of his Country, shewn by the Conduct of one of them bred from his Infancy among Europeans'. The story is a 17th-century one, repeated by Rousseau in his 'Discourse on Inequality': on discovering his own people and their ways, the African returns to them.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007 Mar-Jun, London, National Portrait Gallery, 'Between Worlds:...'
- Associated titles
Associated Title: A New System of Geography
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