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 that I have to get out my 100% genuine copy on a stamped mount to make a comparison before I make a final decision.
It was printed mainly for the American market 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.
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
Condition: Excellent, slight spotting to mount