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Auction archive: Lot number 474

Slavery. A scissor cut, circa

Estimate
£150 - £200
ca. US$203 - US$270
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 474

Slavery. A scissor cut, circa

Estimate
£150 - £200
ca. US$203 - US$270
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Slavery. A scissor cut, circa 1820s-1830s, black paper scissor cut, depicting a slave holding up his chains standing beneath a large palm tree on an island, a sailing ship on the sea beside, image size 10 x 16.5cm (4 x 6.5ins), mounted on album leaf, with contemporary inscription in brown ink below image 'Am I not a Friend, and a Brother?', and name 'Jane' in the same hand to lower right corner, lightly spotted, a couple of nicks and creases in right-hand edge, sheet size 23 x 18cm (9 x 7ins) (Qty: 1) Based on 'the supplicant slave' image, designed for The Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, founded in 1787, and popularised by Josiah Wedgwood with the production of his anti-slavery medallion of the same design. This landmark image, depicting a muscular chained slave begging for compassion, has been described as the first widespread use of a logo designed for a political cause.

Auction archive: Lot number 474
Auction:
Datum:
21 Jan 2021
Auction house:
Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Nr Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL75UQ
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)1285 860006
+44 (0)1285 862461
Beschreibung:

Slavery. A scissor cut, circa 1820s-1830s, black paper scissor cut, depicting a slave holding up his chains standing beneath a large palm tree on an island, a sailing ship on the sea beside, image size 10 x 16.5cm (4 x 6.5ins), mounted on album leaf, with contemporary inscription in brown ink below image 'Am I not a Friend, and a Brother?', and name 'Jane' in the same hand to lower right corner, lightly spotted, a couple of nicks and creases in right-hand edge, sheet size 23 x 18cm (9 x 7ins) (Qty: 1) Based on 'the supplicant slave' image, designed for The Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, founded in 1787, and popularised by Josiah Wedgwood with the production of his anti-slavery medallion of the same design. This landmark image, depicting a muscular chained slave begging for compassion, has been described as the first widespread use of a logo designed for a political cause.

Auction archive: Lot number 474
Auction:
Datum:
21 Jan 2021
Auction house:
Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Nr Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL75UQ
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)1285 860006
+44 (0)1285 862461
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