Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

On the left, Black people distill sugar and molasses and on the right, white people protect and carry animals and crops. In the work's center, a robed Black man holds a staff above his head that emanates with light above a barrel with small, nude winged white figures. A portrait of a stout white man holding a mug of foamy liquid and a fork with food on it is in the background.

Title: The Rival Majicians or Raising the Spirit

Artist/Maker: Samuel De Wilde

Date: 1808

Source: U.S National Library of Medicine-National Institutes of Health

Copyright/Permissions: Public Domain

Location(s): England

 

Art Hx