'Slave Trade'

Morland exhibited the original oil painting from which this print is derived, ‘Execrable human traffick, or the affectionate slaves’, at the Royal Academy in 1788. It illustrates how pervasive the question of the abolition of the slave trade had become in Britain at this time, affecting artistic and literary production, as well as informing political debate.

Object Details

ID: ZBA2507
Collection: Fine art; Special collections
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Smith, John Raphael; Morland, after George Morgan, S.
Date made: 1814
Exhibition: The Atlantic: Slavery, Trade, Empire; Enslavement and Resistance
People: Smith, John Raphael; Morgan, S. Morland, after George
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund
Measurements: Sheet: 580 mm x 764 mm; Image: 458 mm x 649 mm; Frame: 653 mm x 883 mm; Mount: 610 mm x 838 mm

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