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An overseer doing his duty near Fredericksburg, Virginia

Description

Watercolor on paper of "An overseer doing his duty near Fredericksburg, Virginia", ca. 1798, from the Latrobe Sketchbooks, by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. The scene shows a white slave-owner smoking a pipe and standing on a tree stump over two African American enslaved women who are using garden hoes.

Date

circa 1798

Materials

Watercolor on paper

Dimensions

10 x 7 inches

Object ID

1960.108.1.3.21

Resource ID

4719

Notes

From Sketchbook 3

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.