List of illustrations

  • Portrait of Fath Khan, son of Malik Ambar
  • The Captive Slave
  • Bust of an African Woman
  • Prince Dèjatch Alámayou and Captain Speedy
  • Uncle Tom and Little Eva
  • The Wake
  • Koo-Koo, or Actor-Boy
  • Portrait of Ignatius Sancho
  • A View in the Island of Jamaica of the Spring-head of Roaring River
  • Scene with Dancing in the West Indies
  • The Voyage of the Sable Venus
  • Buste d'une négresse (fragment)
  • Watson and the Shark
  • Watson and the Shark, detail
  • The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781
  • The Death of Major Peirson 6 January 1781, detail
  • The Battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17, 1775
  • Lieutenant Thomas Grosvenor and His Negro Servant
  • George Washington
  • The Washington Family
  • Liberty Displaying the Arts and Sciences
  • Marché d'esclaves
  • I am man and nothing that concerns man is foreign to me (Homo sum; humani nihil a me alienum puto)
  • Ce qui sert à vos plaisirs est mouillé de nos larmes
  • Allegory of Nature suckling two infants, one black, one white
  • Esclaves conduits par des marchands
  • Death of Virginia
  • Erstlingsbild (The First Fruits)
  • Getaufte Neger, die nach der Prosternation, oder dem Anbelen durch die Arbeiter von ihrer Nation ausgerichtet und gerußt Werden
  • Am I Not a Man and a Brother?
  • Description of a Slave Ship
  • The Slave Trade
  • Execrable Human Traffick, or The Affectionate Slaves, detail
  • European Ship Wrecked on the Coast of Africa, known as African Hospitality, detail
  • African Hospitality
  • Abolition of the Slave Trade, or The Man the Master
  • Portrait of a Swedish Gentleman [Carl Bernhard Wadström] Instructing a Negro Prince [Peter Panah]
  • Homage to Benjamin Franklin
  • Medal commemorating the abolition of the slave trade to the Danish West Indies, obverse
  • Medal commemorating the abolition of the slave trade to the Danish West Indies, reverse
  • Be Free and Citizens (Soyez Libres et Citoyens)
  • Allegory of Commerce
  • Moi libre aussi (man)
  • Moi libre aussi (woman)
  • Moi égale à toi. Moi libre aussi
  • Die Empörung der Neger/La Revolte des Nègres
  • From Different Parents, Different Climes We Came…
  • Flagellation of a Female Samboe Slave
  • A Negro Hung Alive by the Ribs to the Gallows
  • Finished study for the lost painting The Liboya Serpant Seizing Its Prey
  • Study for the lost painting The Liboya Serpent Seizing Its Prey: Man Struggling with a Boa Constrictor
  • The Negro Revenged
  • Revenge Taken by the Black Army for the Cruelties Practised on Them by the French
  • The Maroons in Ambush on the Dromilly Estate
  • Britain granting liberty to four black slaves
  • Funerary monument of Charles James Fox
  • Funerary monument of Charles James Fox, detail
  • Portrait of John Eardley-Wilmot, Esq., 1812
  • Funerary bust of Zachary Macaulay
  • Capture of slaves in Africa
  • Model for the relief on the tomb of General Jacques-Nicolas Gobert: General Gobert suppressing the revolt at Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe) in 1802
  • Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Belley
  • Toussaint Louverture, Général en chef à St. Domingue
  • E. V. Mentor … Adjutant Général, Député de Saint-Domingue au Conseil des Cinq-Cents
  • Henri Christophe, King of Haiti
  • Portrait of Absalom Jones
  • Portrait of Yarrow Mamout
  • Portrait of Citizen Jonathas Granville
  • Portrait of Eustache
  • Head of a Negro in the Character of Othello
  • Portrait of Ira Aldridge in the Role of Othello
  • The Raft of the Medusa
  • Preliminary drawing for Slave Trade
  • Five studies of a black man for The Raft of the Medusa
  • Study for the "Raft of the Medusa"
  • The Raft of the Medusa, detail
  • Study for "Slave Trade"
  • Notre Père qui êtes aux ciel
  • Saint Benoît le Maure
  • Dieu ne fait acception de personne
  • The Booroom Slave
  • Ourika
  • Greeks on the Ruins of Missolonghi
  • Le Génie de la France anime les Arts, secoure l'Humanité, detail
  • Le vieil Orphanée africain
  • Quête pour l'entretien de l'église du Rosario
  • Espèce de châtiment qui s'exécute dans les divserses grandes places de la ville
  • Punitions publiques sur la place Ste Anne
  • Punishing Negroes at Cathabouco [Calabouco], Rio de Janeiro
  • Black Punishment in Rio [de] Janeiro
  • Nègres à fond de calle
  • The Interior of a Brazilian Rancho in the Province of Santo Paulo, with a Travelling Merchant, His Slaves, Merchandise, etc.
  • Medal commemorating the abolition of slavery in British colonies, 1 August 1834 (obverse)
  • To the Friends of Negro Emancipation
  • The Happy Free Labourers of England/The Wretched Slaves in the West Indies
  • The Slave Trade
  • Drawing for a proposed sculpture on the abolition of the slave trade
  • Châtiment des quatre piquets dans les colonies
  • Esclave nègre après la bastonnade
  • La Vengeance
  • La Vengeance, detail
  • Portrait of Frederick Douglass
  • Portrait of Cinque
  • Slave Ship (Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhoon Coming On)
  • Model for a relief on the Gutenberg Monument: Les bienfaits de l'imprimerie en Afrique
  • The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840
  • The Spirit of Justice
  • La Charité
  • Sketch for the painting "L'esclavage affranchi", exhibited in Paris, Salon, 1849, no. 923 (known today as "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité)
  • Proclamation of the Abolition of Slavery in the French Colonies, April 27, 1848
  • Proclamation of the Abolition of Slavery in the French Colonies, April 27, 1848, detail
  • South African Sketches. II: The Revd. Mr. Moffat Preaching to the Bechuana
  • Jan Tzatzoe, Andries Stoffles, the Revd. Dr. Philip & Revd. Messrs. Read Senr. & Jr., Speakers at the London Missionary Society, 10 August 1836
  • Ordination de trois jeunes Africains du Sénégal
  • Portrait of Abbé Moussa
  • Cardinal de Cheverus ministering to a black man in Boston
  • The Battle of the Six on the Island of Lampedusa
  • The Battle of the Six on the Island of Lampedusa, detail
  • Adoration of the Magi, central portion
  • Adoration of the Magi
  • Le Christ consolateur
  • Triptych: Vox Dei
  • L'égalité des hommes devant Dieu
  • Study for L'égalité des hommes devant Dieu
  • Baptism of the Eunuch, detail
  • Baptism of the Eunuch
  • Study for Baptism of the Eunich
  • B. Petrus Claver Soc. Jesus
  • Die Mohrentaufe
  • Baptism
  • Watch Meeting Dec. 31st 1862 (Waiting for the Hour)
  • George Shelby Giving Liberty to His Slaves
  • The Auction Sale
  • Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond, Virginia
  • The Slave Auction
  • Slave Auction
  • Scipio Hunted, 'as Men Hunt a Deer'
  • The Fugitive Slave
  • Hunted Slaves
  • The Slave Hunt or Slaves Escaping Through the Swamp
  • A Plantation Burial
  • Negro Life at the South or Old Kentucky Home—Life in the South
  • The Freedom Ring
  • A Southern Cornfield, Nashvill, Tenn.
  • A Ride for Liberty—The Fugitive Slaves
  • The Freedman
  • The Wounded Scout/A Friend in the Swamp
  • The Bright Side
  • Near Andersonville
  • The Questioner of the Sphinx
  • Jane Jackson, Formerly a Slave
  • The Cumaean Sibyl
  • Old Virginia Home
  • The Higher Law
  • American Citizens (To the Polls)
  • This Is a White Man's Government
  • On to Liberty
  • The Volunteer's Return
  • The Song of Mary Blane
  • Patience on a Monument
  • Design for the Freedmen's Monument to Abraham Lincoln
  • Study for or reduced copy of a lost painting by Pauwels and Paul Thurmann: Glorification of the American Union
  • French-Swiss Lincoln medal, obverse with portrait of Abraham Lincoln
  • French-Swiss Lincoln medal, reverse, monument dedicated to Lincoln
  • Forever Free
  • Aimez-vous les uns les autres ou Fraternité
  • John Brown's Blessing
  • Last Sale of Slaves in St. Louis
  • The Fugitive's Story
  • The Statue of 'The Freed Slave' [by Francesco Pezzicar] in Memorial Hall
  • L'emancipazione dei negri
  • Les quatre parties du monde soutenant la sphère (original model for the Fontaine de l'Observatoire, Jardins du Luxembourg, Paris), detail
  • Les qautre parties du monde soutenant la sphère
  • Allegory of Africa. Detail of the Albert Memorial
  • Allegory of Africa, detail
  • Emancipation (Freedmen's Memorial Monument to Abraham Lincoln)
  • Lincoln Monument
  • Model for the monument to Victor Schoelcher erected in Cayenne, Guiana
  • Model for the monument to Victor Schoelcher erected in Cayenne, Guiana, detail
  • Schoelcher Monument
  • Frederick Douglass Monument
  • Henry Ward Beecher Monument
  • Henry Ward Beecher Monument, detail
  • Frederick Douglass Monument, detail
  • Shaw Memorial
  • Shaw Memorial, detail
  • Head of a black soldier for the Shaw Memorial
  • Captain Speke and Captain Grant with Timbo, a Young Native from the Country of the Upper Nile
  • David Livingstone sitting with some Africans. Relief on the base of the Livingstone Monument
  • The Secret of England's Greatness (Queen Victoria presenting a Bible in the Audience Chamber at Windsor)
  • Study for a medal commemorating the war against the Asante (1873–1874)
  • The Ashantee Medal commemorating the victory over the Asante in the Second Ashantee War of 1873–1874 (reverse)
  • The Triumph of the Holy Cross
  • Defending the Flag: Lieutenants Melvill VC and Coghill VC Saving the Colors at Isandhlwana
  • The Last Stand at Isandhlwana
  • The Death of the Prince Imperial
  • The Death of General Charles Gordon, Khartoum, 26 January 1885
  • Battle of Dogali (Ethiopia)
  • Sketch for the tapestry La conquête pacifique de l'Afrique, ou l'Expansion coloniale de la France au centre du continent noir
  • One of a series of eight monumental embroideries: Slavery
  • One of a series of eight monumental embroideries: Liberty
  • The Empress
  • One of eighteen "British Empire Panels" designed for the House of Lords, Royal Gallery: African peoples, flora, fauna, and products
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