Habitation des Nègres
Paris: 1795. Sheet size 17 1/4 x 20 inches. Stipple engraving, with etching and mezzotint by Colibert after Freret.
An idealized scene of a West African Village.
A richly-detailed and quite striking view of an African village, with families and their livestock and homes, situated near a waterfall, with a rope bridge connecting the two houses. This idealized view of life in West Africa was produced as part of early anti-slavery movements in Republic-era France. A humanizing view of African natives.