Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A drawing of a room with numerous figures; Black women and children speak with white officials [labeled protector of slaves, assistant prot(ector), and translator at the bottom of the page] and show them various ailments, including back scars, an arm in a sling, a distended stomach and a patched eye. Two individuals wait outside the door, and a white man labeled planter sits next to the entrance and watches.

Title: Protector of Slaves Office (Trinidad)

Artist/Maker: Richard Bridgens

Date: ca. 1833

Source: Yale Center for British Art

Copyright/Permissions: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. Public Domain

Location(s): Trinidad

 

Art Hx