Toussaint at Ennery

Created by
Lawrence, Jacob, American, 1917 - 2000
Subject of
Louverture, Toussaint, Haitian, 1743 - 1803
Printed by
Stovall, Lou, American, born 1937
Date
1989
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 22 x 32 1/16 in. (55.9 x 81.5 cm)
Description
This silkscreen print depicts ranks of soldiers mounted on horseback. Riding from left to right, the soldiers wear brown coats with long tails, tall blue hats, and long curved swords slung from their shoulders. The soldiers are arranged in a row of five across. The horses gallop through flames of various colors that flicker in the foreground. 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
2008.12.7
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/fd51c569846-bf19-4a95-a994-595f99dc0ce7