Title: Lord Grenville, Prime Minister and leader of the Broad Bottoms faction, meets Sarah Baartman, the “Hottentot Venus”: on account of their similar body-mass, a dynastic marriage is considered

Artist/Maker: attributed to William Heath

Date: November 15, 1810

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Lord Grenville, Prime Minister and leader of the Broad Bottoms faction, meets Sarah Baartman, the “Hottentot Venus”: on account of their similar body-mass, a dynastic marriage is considered. Coloured etching attributed to W. Heath, 1810. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): London, England

 

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Title: Just arrived from London, and, by permission, will be exhibited here for a few days at Mr. James’s Sale Rooms, corner of Lord-street : that most wonderful phenomenon of nature, the Hottentot Venus : the only one ever exhibited in Europe

Artist/Maker: 

Date: ca. 1810

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Just arrived from London, and, by permission, will be exhibited here for a few days at Mr. James’s Sale Rooms, corner of Lord-street : that most wonderful phenomenon of nature, the Hottentot Venus : the only one ever exhibited in Europe. Public Domain Mark

Location(s): London, England

 

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