• Created Date
  • 1850/1859
  • Description
  • Oil painting by an anonymous artist. Works such as this untitled painting encourage visitors to the Museum to engage in a dialogue about slavery, a conversation that may not occur outside of the Museum's walls. The artist depicts a black man in a pose that emphasizes the subject's dignity and humanity, while the shackling of his hands simultaneously strips him of both. The irony of this work effectively illustrates how the existence of chattel... more
    Oil painting by an anonymous artist. Works such as this untitled painting encourage visitors to the Museum to engage in a dialogue about slavery, a conversation that may not occur outside of the Museum's walls. The artist depicts a black man in a pose that emphasizes the subject's dignity and humanity, while the shackling of his hands simultaneously strips him of both. The irony of this work effectively illustrates how the existence of chattel slavery thrived in an atmosphere of Christian morality. Purchase of the Tubman African American Museum. less
  • Format
  • 1 painting on canvas : oil
    87 x 74 cm.
  • Rights
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    Cite as: [title of item], Selections from the Collections of the Tubman African American Museum, 1800-2012, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
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