2010.54.2997

untitled (slavery print)
2004
22.00 in HIGH x 30.00 in WIDE
(22.00 in HIGH x 76.20 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.
2010.54.2997


Poster has a red and yellow cross in the center dividing the image into four sections. The upper left shows a shark eating a person. The upper right shows a floor plan of ship with slaves sitting in it. The lower portion shows a ship in violent waters with fish below. The top has a black border with white text. It reads, "Cursed by Canaan; a slave of slaves shall he be to his brothers. Blessed by the Lord my God be Shem; and let Canaan be his slave. God enlarge Japheth, and let him dwel in the tents of Shem; and let Canaan be his slave" ( Genesis 9:25-27 Christian Justification for slavery "The curse of Ham." The bottom edge has a black border with blue text. It reads, "Print based on a painting by Joseph Mallord William Turner depicting slaveers throwing overboard the dead and dying, 1840, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston."
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