The Capture

Created by
Lawrence, Jacob, American, 1917 - 2000
Subject of
Louverture, Toussaint, Haitian, 1743 - 1803
Printed by
Stovall, Lou, American, born 1937
Date
1987
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 32 1/16 x 22 in. (81.5 x 55.9 cm)
Description
This silkscreen print depicts a man in a dark red coat on a white horse surrounded by soldiers. The man wears a black bicorn hat and has a sword at his right side. He faces the viewer as his horse throws its head back with its mouth open. The soldiers around this figure are abstracted shapes in brown with tall grey hats. Their wide white eyes stand out from the dark background. The figures are surrounded by tall grasses. The image is surrounded by a wide white margin, with the chop mark of the print shop, Workshop Inc. in the lower left corner.
Place printed
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Portfolio/Series
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification
Visual Arts
Type
screen prints
Topic
African diaspora
Art
Colonialism
Decolonization
Freedom
French colonialism
Men
Military
Resistance
Slavery
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2008.12.11
Restrictions & Rights
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59f0cea5b-a2cc-4bcd-b8c4-34b6c112946e