The Birth of Toussaint

Created by
Lawrence, Jacob, American, 1917 - 2000
Subject of
Louverture, Toussaint, Haitian, 1743 - 1803
Printed by
Stovall, Lou, American, born 1937
Date
1986
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 32 1/8 x 22 in. (81.6 x 55.9 cm)
Description
This silkscreen print depicts a mother tucked in bed, holding a baby in her arms. The bed is on the right within an angular room with one window at far left, with a small table in the center of the room. Tall green strands of grass are visible through the window. The room's timbers are done in shades or brown, eggplant, and olive green. At bottom left is the chop mark of the print shop, Workshop Inc., signed at bottom right.
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
2008.12.2
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/fd5e95347cb-b62e-48e5-98b2-7f323376ac8b