The skinning of the Aboma snake, shot by Cap. Stedman [graphic]
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- The skinning of the Aboma snake, shot by Cap. Stedman [graphic]
- Blake, William, 1757-1827, printmaker
- Published / Created
- [2 December 1793]
- Publication Place
- Published Decr. 2d, 1793 by J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard
An Arawak native slits the throat of a large Aboma snake that is hanging from a branch of a tree, suspended by a rope around its neck. Two other Arawak natives pull at the rope to hoist the snake higher. Captain Stedman, his back to the viewer, directs the work of the natives from the ground (left foreground), his rifle resting against the trunk of the tree. On the right in the distance, a man sits in a boat on the river
Title from caption below image.
The engravings are believed to have based on drawings by the author J.G. Stedman, two of the early plates acknowledging the attribution. Stedman was a friend of William Blake who may have assisted Stedman, an amateur artist.
Plate from: Stedman, J. G. Narrative, of a five years' expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the wild coast of South America. London : J. Johnson & T. Payne, 1806-1813.
- 1 print : image 183 x 131 mm, on sheet 253 x 206 mm
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Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Book illustrations England 1793
Engravings England London 1793
- engraving ; and wove paper.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Geographic)
- Subject (Name)
- Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797,
- Subject (Topic)
Indians of South America
Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797
Slavery > Suriname
Indians of South America > Guiana
England > 1793
England > London > 1793
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