The Burning by Jacob Lawrence - Davidson Galleries
Jacob Lawrence

The Burning

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Series: Toussaint L'Ouverture
Medium: Silk screen on Rising two-ply rag paper
Dimensions: 18 1/2 x 29 inches
Signature: Signed
Artist details: American, 1917 - 2000
Date finished: 1997
Edition: 61/125
Reference: Nesbett L97-4
Printer: Lou Stovall, master printer at Workshop Inc., Washington D.C
Publisher: Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling Ames, Key West
Condition: Scratch in printed area upper left.

Henri Christoph, rather than surrender to LeClerc, sets fire to La Cape. Christoph, one of Toussaint’s aides, sent word that the French were in Haitian waters - that he had held them off as long as possible.


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