Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A print of two scenes. At the top of the page, a Black man stands with his hands and feet locked in wooden stocks. At the bottom of the page, a Black woman sits on a wooden bedframe; her hands and feet are held in stocks at the end of bed, causing her to hunch forward.

Title: Stocks for Hands and Feet, with Bed and Hand Stocks, (from the approved models) in West India scenery with illustrations of Negro character, the process of making sugar, &c. from sketches taken during a voyage to, and residence of seven years in, the island of Trinidad

Artist/Maker: Richard Bridgens

Date: 1836?

Source: Yale Center for British Art

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

Location(s): Trinidad

 

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