Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: Toussaint Louverture Général en Chef à St. Domingue

Accession number: 
01127
Record number: 
01127-1
JCB call number: 
E763 L651s
Image title: 
Toussaint Louverture Général en Chef à St. Domingue
Creator 1: 
François Bonneville
Creator 1 role: 
del et sculp.
Place image published: 
A Paris
Image publisher: 
chez l'Auteur rue St. Jacques N. 195
Image date: 
[1802]
Image function: 
frontispiece; vol. 13
Technique: 
engraving
Image dimension height: 
12 cm.
Image dimension width: 
9.8 cm.
Page dimension height: 
19.2 cm.
Page dimension width: 
12.2 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Languages: 
French
Description: 
Portrait of Toussaint Louverture.
Source creator: 
Dubroca, 1757-ca.1835
Source Title: 
La vie de Toussaint-Louverture, chef des noirs insurgés de Saint-Domingue ...
Source place of publication: 
Paris
Source publisher: 
Chez Dubroca, Libraire, rue Thionville, no. 1790. Bonneville, Graveur, rue St-Jacques, no. 195
Source date: 
1802
notes: 
Louverture (ca. 1743-1803), initially aide-de-camp to Biassou, was later leader of the Haitian Revolution. Originally named François Dominique Toussaint, he led the rebellion of slaves against the Spanish and French rulers of the island of Hispaniola (present-day Haiti and Santo Domingo), successfully fought for the abolition of slavery, and briefly established a black-governed French protectorate. There are no existing portraits of Toussaint Louverture drawn from the life. This biography of Toussaint by Louis Dubroca is included in a multivolume work under the title of Melanges sur l'Amerique, vol. 13.
Time Period: 
1801-1850
References: 
Daguillard, F. Mystérieux dans la gloire, Fig. 2b
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired in 1846.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Commentary: 
geographic area: 
Caribbean Islands
Subject Area: 
Portraits
Subject headings: 
Haiti--History--Revolution, 1791-1804