Pillage du Cap Français en 1793


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Pillage du Cap Français en 1793


Place of Publication: [Paris?]

Publication Date: [ca. 1795]
Physical Description: print

This print shows the pillage of present-day Haut du Cap [here identified as Cap Français] by the insurgents who took the town from republican troops during June 19, 20, and 21, 1793. Includes scene of warfare, celebration, looting, and drunkenness. Blacks dressed in costumes from the Cap Français theater celebrate their victory and mock whites. Inscription to this unfinished proof states that during the eleven days of pillage blacks massacred whites and burned the town. The painter of the work from which this engraving was made is probably J. L. Boquet, a marine painter living in Saint Domingue, who returned to France in 1793. He painted two paintings, now lost, on his return to France. This proof copy appears to be a part of that series.

Notes: print 09-146