A Negro hung alive by the Ribs to a Gallows. 

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Resource details

Resource ID

15811

Access

Open

Title

A Negro hung alive by the Ribs to a Gallows.

Date of Original

1 December 1791

Special Collection

Bentley-Blake Collection

Creator

Blake, William, 1757-1827, engraver

Format

1 leaf : illustration ; 27 x 20 cm

Storage Location

Rare Books

Notes

Plate opposite page 116: Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797. Narrative of a five years' expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the wild coast of South America, from the year 1772, to 1777, elucidating the history of that country, and describing its productions, viz. quadrupedes, birds, fishes, reptiles, trees, shrubs, fruits, & roots. Vol. I. Second edition corrected. London : Printed for J. Johnson ... & Th. Payne, 1806.

Size of image: 19 x 14 cm

"The 81 plates are dated Dec. 1792, Dec. 1793, Dec. 1794, and Dec. 1795, and 41 have no engraver's name. Thirteen are signed "Blake Sculpt."; besides these, GEB & Keynes (1921) are confident that Blake also engraved the plates opposite volume 1, page 227; volume 2, page 104; and volume 2, page 296, which are not signed."--Cf. Bentley.

See Catalogue Link below for full Victoria University Library catalogue record.

Catalogue Number

Blake no.782 v.1

Copyright

Public Domain

Subject

Indians of South America -- Surinam.
Slavery -- Surinam.
Suriname -- History -- To 1814
Suriname -- Description and travel

Sequence

0782

Contributor(s)

Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797, illustrator

Item

Art print

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