Marchand d'esclaves Slave Merchant
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet (called Horace Vernet) (French, 1789–1863)
Berlandi 216?; Sanchez 201, third estate
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.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
In stone, within image, l.l. H.Vernet; below image l.r.I. lith.de Delpech; below image.c. MARCHAND D'ESCLAVES.
PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 10/1/1913 [exact to month]
Frederick Keppel Memorial Bequest