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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 1/8 in. (81.5 x 56.2 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:
1993
Description:
This silkscreen print depicts a seated man shown from the back. Wearing a white shirt and bright red vest with gold colored horizontal stripes across the back, he is shown reading a book by candlelight. He rests his elbow on the table in front of him, a tall candlestick by his elbow. On the wall to the man's right is a shelf with several books. Surrounding the image is a wide white margin. At the bottom left corner is the chop mark of the print shop, Workshop Inc., and the artist's signature at bottom right.
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:
2008.12.4
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/fd549dfd059-8b88-4128-a435-aa37f9f6f942
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.12.4