Requires Photography

Marchand d'esclaves Slave Merchant

1823
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet (called Horace Vernet) (French, 1789–1863)


Catalogue Raisonné

Berlandi 216?; Sanchez 201, third estate

Dimensions

Sheet: 27 × 36.5 cm (10 5/8 × 14 3/8 in.) Image: 11.4 × 14.7 cm (4 1/2 × 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

M23477

Medium or Technique

Crayon lithograph

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

In the foreground a slave merchant is sitting on some filled sacks. At his feet, a lady slave is lying against a filled sack.Her eyes are closed and she appears to be resting. A second slave merchant stands to the right. The seated merchant has his left arm raised and is using his fingers to indicate the price of the slave resting at his feet.
Beside the sacks the merchant is sitting on, slightly to the left, is a box.
In the background, on the left, is the outline of a ship.
In the background, on the right, there is an outline of a man standing beside a seated figure. He is facing away from the people in the foreground and has his left arm raised. Behind the two figures is a large structure, perhaps a fort or castle.

Inscription

In stone, within image, l.l. H.Vernet; below image l.r.I. lith.de Delpech; below image.c. MARCHAND D'ESCLAVES.

Provenance

PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 10/1/1913 [exact to month]

Credit Line

Frederick Keppel Memorial Bequest