Abolition of the Slave Trade

An engraving designed and dedicated to Prince William, Duke of Gloucester with the caption, ‘Britannia trampling on the emblems of slavery, holding a banner declaring the abolition and attending to the voice of justice and religion’. On the left, the trade is represented by a ship freighted with slaves, and the standard (with a skull) on which are inscribed the sufferings of the Negroes, and on the right is a bust of William Wilberforce, with a scroll containing the names of the speakers in favour of the abolition in both Houses of Parliament.

This work was published on the occasion of Parliament abolishing the slave trade in March 1807.

Object Details

ID: ZBA2644
Collection: Special collections
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Collyer, Joseph; Moses, after Henry
Date made: 1808
People: Collyer, Joseph; Moses, after Henry Hurst, Wakefield
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund
Measurements: Sheet: 330 mm x 239 mm; Image: 267 mm x 222 mm

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