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.
|Collection:||Fine art; Special collections|
|Display location:||Not on display|
|Creator:||Smith, John Raphael; Morland, after George Morgan, S.|
|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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