New Search

View high resolution image

Image ID:
Call Number:
Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811?, printmaker.
The abolition of the slave trade, or, The inhumanity of dealers in human flesh exemplified in the cruel treatment of a young negro girl of 15 for her virjen [sic] modesty
[London] : Pub April 10, 1792, by S.W. Fores, No. 3 Picca[dilly], [1792]
1 print on laid paper : etching, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.9 x 34.8 cm., on sheet 28 x 37 cm.
Title from item. | Printmaker from George.
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / Mary Dorothy George, v. 6, no. 8079
On the deck of a slave ship a negro girl is suspended by her ankle by a British sailor as the captain prepares to whip her with a chain. In the background two other sailors wander off indifferently on the right and on the left a group of slaves sit cower
  •  Kimber, John - Caricatures and cartoons.
  • Slave ships.
  • Slave trade.
  • Punishment & torture.
  • Whips.
  • Form / Genre:
  •  Satires (Visual works) - England - 1792.
  • Etchings - England - London - 1792.
  • Watermarks (Paper) - I Taylor.
  • Also Listed Under:
  •  Fores, S. W., publisher.
  • Link to Orbis Record:
    View record in ORBIS
    Rights statement:
    These images are provided for study purposes only.
    For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at
    Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at
    The electronic records for some of the objects in the LWL Digital Collections were created from documentation that has not in all cases been reviewed for accuracy or completeness nor does it necessarily reflect current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records, however, is ongoing, and the Library welcomes your comments as it continues to enhance these records. Please also note that not all of the Library's collection is presently searchable online, but the Library has an active program that continues to add new records to the Digital Collections on a regular basis.

    If you have comments or questions regarding the LWL Digital Collection or the about the Library's collections in general, please write to The Lewis Walpole Library.