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Item #29538 Habitation des Nègres. Louis FRERET.


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.

Item #29538

Price: $1,200.00

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