Contemplation

Created by
Lawrence, Jacob, American, 1917 - 2000
Subject of
Louverture, Toussaint, Haitian, 1743 - 1803
Printed by
Stovall, Lou, American, born 1937
Date
1993
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 32 1/16 x 22 1/8 in. (81.5 x 56.2 cm)
Description
This silkscreen print depicts a seated man shown from the back. Wearing a white shirt and bright red vest with gold colored horizontal stripes across the back, he is shown reading a book by candlelight. He rests his elbow on the table in front of him, a tall candlestick by his elbow. On the wall to the man's right is a shelf with several books. Surrounding the image is a wide white margin. At the bottom left corner is the chop mark of the print shop, Workshop Inc., and the artist's signature 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
2008.12.4
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/fd549dfd059-8b88-4128-a435-aa37f9f6f942