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lower left in plate: Painted by G Morland; lower center in plate: SLAVE TRADE / London Publish'd Feby. 1. 1791. by J. R. Smith. King Street Covent Garden; lower right in plate: Engrav'd by J.R. Smith. Mezzotints Engraver. To his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; across lower center: lo! the poor Captive with distraction wild / Views his dear Partner torn from his embrace! / A diff'rent Captain buys his Wife and Child / What time can from his Soul such ills erase?


Christopher Lennox-Boyd; (Nicholas Stogdon, Oxford); purchased 2001 by NGA.

Associated Names

Stogdon, N.G.

Exhibition History

Afro-Atlantic Histories, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2022-2023.


Smith, John Chaloner. British mezzotinto portraits, being a descriptive catalogue of these engravings from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century. 4 vols. London: Henry Sotheran and Co., 1884.
Frankau, Julia. John Raphael Smith: His Life and Works. London: MacMillan and Co., 1902.

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