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A slave is kneeling on the ground as Paul and Virginie try to protect him from a slave-owner holding a pipe and a stick. Engraving by G. Barrett, 1788, after J. Moreau.

  • Moreau, Jean Michel, 1741-1814.
Date
1788
Reference
33075i
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Description

An episode in Paul et Virginie, 1788, by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre. In an early episode Paul and Virginie ask a pipe-smoking landowner to pardon an emaciated woman slave who has fled from him, but in the present engraving the slave appears to be a man and not emaciated

Publication/Creation

1788

Physical description

1 print : engraving

Lettering

Paul et Virginie demandent à un habitant la grace de son esclave. J. Moreau. G. Barrett sc.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 33075i

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Languages

  • French


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