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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, 1937 - 2023  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 22 1/4 x 32 1/16 in. (56.5 x 81.4 cm)
screen prints
Place printed:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
This silkscreen print depicts four soldiers standing around a single seated man. The four soldiers stand with drawn swords pointed at the seated man. Two of the soldiers, with their backs to the viewer, wear long black coats. The other two soldiers wear blue coats with white trim, grey pants, and tall black boots. All four soldiers wear dark bicorn hats. The seated figure wears a brown coat with gold trim, white pants and tall black boots. His head is bare, and he holds a sword in his left hand, pointed to the ground. He is sitting on a black, frame-like chair. He looks sideways to the soldier on his left. The image is surrounded by a wide white margin, with the chop mark of the print shop, Workshop Inc. in the lower left corner.
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:
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture