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Created by:
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Subject of:
Toussaint Louverture, Haitian, 1743 - 1803  Search this
Printed by:
Lou Stovall, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 32 1/16 x 22 in. (81.5 x 55.9 cm)
Type:
screen prints
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1987
Description:
This silkscreen print depicts a man in a dark red coat on a white horse surrounded by soldiers. The man wears a black bicorn hat and has a sword at his right side. He faces the viewer as his horse throws its head back with its mouth open. The soldiers around this figure are abstracted shapes in brown with tall grey hats. Their wide white eyes stand out from the dark background. The figures are surrounded by tall grasses. The image is surrounded by a wide white margin, with the chop mark of the print shop, Workshop Inc. in the lower left corner.
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
French colonialism  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.12.11
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59f0cea5b-a2cc-4bcd-b8c4-34b6c112946e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.11