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Allegory of Nature (The Slavery), ca. 1773

  • etching, paper
  • 160 x 100 mm
  • Inv. 2014-IK

Public Domain

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The print was used as the frontispiece of the fourth volume of Abbé Guillaume-Thomas Raynal's Histoire des deux Indes (The Hague: Gosse, 1774).


Charles-Etienne Gaucher RKD
Paris 1741 - Paris ca. 1802 - 1804

Charles Eisen RKD
Valenciennes 1720 - Brussels 1778

Title Allegory of Nature (The Slavery)
Date ca. 1773
Period 18th century
Medium and support etching AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, top left: F [...]
printed inscription outside the depiction, top right: Tom. 4.
printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: Car. Eisen del.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Car. Gaucher ex academ. art. Lond. incid. 1773.
inscription reverse, centre: 354
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-IK
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300055866 allegory (artistic device) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 20 'Natura' (allegorical figure or scene; or as Diana of Ephesus, with many breasts); 'Natura' (Ripa) Iconclass
21D water (one of the four elements) Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25G31 shrubs Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H23 sea (seascape) Iconclass
25I22 prospect of village, silhouette of village Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A236 lying figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31D111 infant, baby ~ the ages of man Iconclass
31D112 child Iconclass
32B321 African negroes Iconclass
41A18 hut, cabin, lodge Iconclass
42A32(+0) feeding a baby (+ variant) Iconclass
44G321(WHIP) instruments of torture, execution or punishment (WHIP) Iconclass
44G33 torture Iconclass
46A18 slavery; serfs and slaves Iconclass
46A181 slave-trade Iconclass
46C21 ships (in general) Iconclass
46C23 boat propelled by man or animal Iconclass
46C24 sailing-ship, sailing-boat Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
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