Slave in Chains

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Title

Slave in Chains

Subject

slavery, Atlantic slave trade, European abolitionism, the suffering of slaves,

Description

In its visceral depiction of a slave's psychological
and physical suffering, this painting and others like it were commissioned tactically by Europe's abolitionist leaders during the early part of the 1800s to evoke widespread European sympathy for the plight of enslaved Africans.

Creator

British School

Publisher

National Maritime Museum

Date

c. 1820

Contributor

Ben Richardson

Format

oil on board, H 26 x W 20.5 cm

Type

Painting

Identifier

ZBA2428

Files

Slave in Chains.jpg

Citation

British School, “Slave in Chains,” Enlightenmens, accessed January 30, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/746.

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