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Print: Baxter - CL 265 - Signed on the right-hand corner, "Published Decr. 9, 1853, by G. Baxter, Proprietor and Patentee, London.” A commonly seen print BUT most probably 80% seen are later hand coloured reproductions. Some are obvious and some are so well done see my ‘fakes and forgeries’ page. This copy is guaranteed 100% genuine.


It was possibly originally printed with the American market in mind about the time of the Great Exhibition in New York in 1853, where Baxter had a stall for the sale of his prints.


This print and No. 258 "The Slaves" gave reference to the anti -slavery movement which ‘culminated’ (among other reasons) in the American Civil War of 1861 - 65


Baxter, was identified with the anti-slavery movement and intended, earlier in his career, to publish a print "The Abolition of Slavery", he also produced a portrait of Knibb the anti-slavery campaigner.


Date: 1853


Size (cm ht x w): 15.4 x 10.9 (image) 24.5 x 20 (mount)


State: On old card most probably the original plain mount, this example has an extra yellow colour block and some hand colour red in the fire. Those details and the fact it appears to be an original 'plain' mount infers to me this is a later example from the 1860's when Baxter held his regional sales


Condition: Excellent, slight spotting to mount

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SKU: 1338

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