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Harvard Historical Studies 175

Faces of Perfect Ebony

Encountering Atlantic Slavery in Imperial Britain

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ISBN 9780674050082

Publication Date: 01/02/2012

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374 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

17 color illustrations, 69 halftones

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  • List of Illustrations*
  • Introduction: Imagined Encounters
  • 1. Black Servitude and the Refinement of Britain
  • 2. Imagined Ends of Empire
  • 3. Accidental Monstrosities
  • 4. Polishing Jet
  • 5. Pleasurable Encounters
  • 6. Hogarth’s Atlantic London
  • 7. Britain’s Rebel Slaves
  • Conclusion: Peripheries Within
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Illustrations:
    • Figures
      • 1.1. Detail of William Kent, fresco on the King’s Grand Staircase (1725–1727), Kensington Palace
      • 1.2. After Titian, Admodum Illustri Lucae Van Vffele (1675–1688), published by Richard Tompson
      • 1.3. William Faithorne Jr. (after Sir Peter Lely), Elizabeth Cooper (late seventeenth century)
      • 1.4. Sir Peter Lely, Lady Charlotte Fitzroy (1664–1719), later Countess of Lichfield (ca. 1672)
      • 1.5. Sir Godfrey Kneller, portrait perhaps of Mary Davis with page (ca. 1685–1690)
      • 1.6. Tea tray (1743)
      • 1.7. John June, The Sailor’s Fleet Wedding Entertainment (1747)
      • 1.8. Peter Paul Rubens and workshop, Diana and Her Nymphs Departing for the Hunt (ca. 1615)
      • 1.9. William Vincent, The Indian Queen (Anne Bracegirdle) (ca. 1683–1729)
      • 1.10. Indian Queen shop billhead for John Cotterell (December 14, 1737)
      • 1.11. Samuel Scott, detail of Covent Garden Market and Piazza (1758)
      • 1.12. Charles Beale II, A Young Woman Resembling a Negress (ca. 1676–1726)
      • 1.13. After Sir Godfrey Kneller, Portrait of a Negro Trumpeter (eighteenth century)
      • 2.1. “A Lamentable Ballad of the Tragical end … ” (London, [1690?])
      • 2.2. “A lamentable ballad of the tragical end … ” (London, [1750?])
      • 2.3. A.E. Smith sculp. (after W. Hamilton), Oroonoko (1791)
      • 2.4. Barralet del., Grignion sculpt., Mr. Savigny in the Character of Oroonoko (1776)
      • 3.1. A curiosity cabinet with putti engaged in various activities (1729)
      • 4.1. Charles Mosley, The European Race Heat 1st Anno Dom MDCCXXXVII (London, 1737)
      • 4.2. William Blake, Flagellation of a Female Samboe Slave (London, 1794)
      • 4.3. Charles Mosley, The European Race Heat 3rd Anno Dom MDCCXXXIX (London, 1739)
      • 5.1. “The Finest Tobacco by Farr” (London, ca. 1750–1770)
      • 5.2. “The Finest Tobacco, by Farr” (London, ca. 1750–1770)
      • 5.3. “Sharpe’s Best Virginia, Fleet Street, London”
      • 5.4. “Archer’s best Virginia, in Peter Street, near Moorfi elds”
      • 5.5. “Crofton’s, Virginia at the Dagger in Watling Street No 8 near St. Paul’s”
      • 5.6. “Bowlers Best Virginia Old Broadstreet London”
      • 5.7. “Bradley Russel Street Covent Garden”
      • 5.8. “Baylis at y Tobacco Roll in Barbican London” (ca. 1720)
      • 5.9. “Gaitskell’s neat Tobacco at Fountain Stairs Rotherhith Wall”
      • 5.10. “Fawkners Best Virginia, Token-House Yard”
      • 5.11. “Bathurst’s Best Virginia … Distiller”
      • 5.12. “Boulton’s Virginia”
      • 5.13. “Chance’s Best Virginia, Fetter Lane, London”
      • 5.14. “The Armes of the Tobachonists” (London, 1630)
      • 5.15. “George Farr Grocer … ” (1753), trade card
      • 5.16. C: Smith takes the King of Paspahegh prisoner, Ao 1609, detail from Robert Vaughan’s map in John Smith, The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles (1627)
      • 5.17. “Bacchus,” detail from child’s broadsheet
      • 5.18. William Hogarth invt., Richard Lee at ye Golden Tobacco Roll (ca. 1720–1765)
      • 5.19. “Sancho’s best Trinidado” (London, 1779)
      • 5.20. “No 19 Sancho’s Best Trinidado Charles Street, Westminster, The Wish”
      • 6.1. William Hogarth, A Harlot’s Progress, plate 2 (London, 1732)
      • 6.2. William Hogarth, Sancho’s Feast (London, ca. 1730)
      • 6.3. William Hogarth, Taste in High Life (1746)
      • 6.4. Louis Philippe Boitard, The Sailor’s Revenge, or The Strand in an Uproar (London, 1749)
      • 6.5. William Hogarth, A Harlot’s Progress, plate 4 (London, 1732)
      • 6.6. William Hogarth, Marriage À-la-mode, plate 4 (London, 1745)
      • 6.7. Thomas Worlidge, a satirical print depicting an entertainment in a hall (London, ca. 1720–1766)
      • 6.8. Thomas Brown, The Works of Mr. Thomas Brown (London, 1708–1709), frontispiece
      • 6.9. William Hogarth, The Four Times of the Day: Noon (London, 1738)
      • 6.10. T. Fox, The Dreadful Consequences of a General Naturalization, detail (London, 1733)
      • 6.11. George Bickham, The Rake’s Rendez-Vous (London, ca. 1735–1740)
      • 6.12. John Raphael Smith, Miss MACARONI and her GALLANT at a Print Shop (London, 1773)
      • 7.1. Anon., Hibernia in Distress (1772), from the London Magazine, xli: 3
      • 7.2. Thomas Rowlandson, Every Man Has His Hobby Horse (1784)
      • 7.3. William Humphrey (after Johan Fredrik Martin), High Life Below Stairs (London, 1772)
      • 7.4. Anon., A Mungo Macaroni (London, 1772)
      • 7.5. William Austin, [The Duchess of Queensberry and Soubise] (London, 1773)
      • 7.6. Anon., The ROYAL HUNT (London, 1782)
      • 7.7. Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, Am I Not a Man and a Brother (ca. 1787)
      • 7.8. George Cruikshank, God Save the King, detail (1807)
      • C.1. John June, A View of Cheapside (London, 1761)
      • C.2. Detail of the shop sign in June’s View of Cheapside
      • C.3. Detail of the back of the lord mayor’s coach in June’s View of Cheapside
      • C.4. Detail of black French horn player in June’s View of Cheapside
      • C.5. Charles Catton I, attrib., Sketch of Black Boy and Hat Shop Sign (ca. 1747)
      • C.6. Figures Representing the Four Continents, published by Robert Wilkinson (London, early nineteenth century)
      • C.7. Thomas Rowlandson, Kitchin Stuff (London, 1810)
    • Color Plates
      • 1. Anon., Design for a Black Boy Shop Sign (ca. 1750)
      • 2. Lord Chatham (ca. 1767)
      • 3. Circle of Gerard Soest, Member of the Greville Family with African Servant (seventeenth century)
      • 4. Anthony Van Dyck, Henrietta of Lorraine (1634)
      • 5. Pierre Mignard, Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth (1682)
      • 6. Isaac and Rebecca (1700s)
      • 7. Anthony Van Dyck, Marchesa Elena Grimaldi Cattaneo and a Black Page (1623)
      • 8. Anthony Van Dyck, Portrait of George Gage with Two Attendants (probably 1622–1623)
      • 9. Placido Costanzi, attrib., George Keith, Tenth Earl Marischal (ca. 1733)
      • 10. Unknown artist, The Third Duke of Richmond Out Shooting with His Servant (ca. 1765)
      • 11. Samuel Scott, Covent Garden Market and Piazza (1758)
      • 12. Peter Paul Rubens, The Toilet of Venus (ca. 1613)
      • 13. William Hogarth, A Rake’s Progress III: The Rake at the Rose-Tavern (1734)
      • 14. William Jones, The Black Boy
      • 15. [William Dent], The Poor Blacks Going to Their Settlement (1787)
      • 16. William Dent, Abolition of the Slave Trade, or The Man the Master (1789)
      • 17. Thomas Williamson (after John Boyne), A Meeting of Connoisseurs (1807)

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