Benjamin Henry Latrobe, An Overseer Doing His Duty, pen, ink and watercolor sketch

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Title

Benjamin Henry Latrobe, An Overseer Doing His Duty, pen, ink and watercolor sketch

Subject

Images of slavery

Description

Benjamin Henry Latrobe was most famous as an architect, especially for his design for the new U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. He was also an accomplished artist. Soon after arriving in the U.S. from his native Britain in 1796, Latrobe spent several years in Virginia. This watercolor depicting slaves working under the eye of an overseer was “sketched from life near Fredericksburg, 13 March 1798” (image courtesy of the Maryland Historical Society).

Creator

Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Date

1798

Language

eng

Identifier

1960-108-1-3-21

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Original Format

painting (watercolor)

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How to Cite this Item

Benjamin Henry Latrobe, "Benjamin Henry Latrobe, An Overseer Doing His Duty, pen, ink and watercolor sketch," in Martha Washington, Item #26, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/26 (accessed March 29, 2017).