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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: 22 1/4 x 32 1/8 in. (56.5 x 81.6 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:
1996
Description:
This silkscreen print depicts a flotilla of ships just off a beach. The ships, some black with tan trim, and some grey with black trim, are scattered across the deep blue ocean surface. There are waves where the water meets the gray, clouded horizon. All the ships except for one fly the French flag. The beach, a golden brown color, is bare except for a few strands of grass and a single black tree. 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:
2008.12.13
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/fd50bfa06fe-3f5a-41e8-9e21-d1fa0a76170b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.13