Created by
Lawrence, Jacob, American, 1917 - 2000
Subject of
Louverture, Toussaint, Haitian, 1743 - 1803
Printed by
Stovall, Lou, American, born 1937
Date
1997
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 22 1/4 x 32 1/16 in. (56.5 x 81.4 cm)
Description
This silkscreen print depicts four soldiers standing around a single seated man. The four soldiers stand with drawn swords pointed at the seated man. Two of the soldiers, with their backs to the viewer, wear long black coats. The other two soldiers wear blue coats with white trim, grey pants, and tall black boots. All four soldiers wear dark bicorn hats. The seated figure wears a brown coat with gold trim, white pants and tall black boots. His head is bare, and he holds a sword in his left hand, pointed to the ground. He is sitting on a black, frame-like chair. He looks sideways to the soldier on his left. 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
2008.12.15
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/fd53b1163a4-e350-496e-a6f5-543f22392727
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