Slave Trade Abolished 1806

The transfer print depicts an African warrior or chief in robes, carrying a spear and wearing a feathered headdress. He is standing outside a thatched hut with a stylised African landscape of hills and lakes beyond, which includes a large crocodile. In his right hand he holds a paper inscribed ‘slave trade abolish’d 1806’. This may refer to Parliament’s passing of the Foreign Slave Trade Bill in 1806, which restricted the British slave trade prior to its outright abolition the following year.

Object Details

ID: ZBA2752
Collection: Special collections
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Date made: 1806
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund
Measurements: Image: 229 mm x 160 mm; Frame: 269 mm x 195 mm

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