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Item #29539 Le Mariage des Nègres. Louis FRERET.


Le Mariage des Nègres

Paris: [1795]. Stipple engraving, with etching and mezzotint by Colibert after Freret, 17 by 20 3/4 inches. Light mat stain, small tape remnants on verso. Very good.

An idealized African scene.

An idealized image of life in Africa, produced as part of early anti-slavery campaigning during the French Republic. A finely-detailed depiction of an African village in the midst of a marriage celebration, with the women engaged in conversation and the men dancing in the background while children play. A few village buildings stand in the distance, beneath a large hill. A humanizing and energetic view of African natives.

Item #29539

Price: $1,200.00

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