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ART AND EMANCIPATION IN JAMAICA: ISAAC MENDES BELISARIO AND HIS WORLDS. Tim Barringer et al. Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2007. Published in association with Yale University Press, New Haven. 612 pp. with 429 ills. (357 col.). 32 x 23 cm. LC 2007-19053 ISBN 9780300116618 In English.
Chronicling the iconography of slavery and other aspects of Jamaican society from the beginning of British rule in the 1650s to the aftermath of emancipation in the mid-19th century, this massive catalogue documents prints, drawings, paintings, costumes, musical instruments, maps, printed books, manuscripts and other objects that shed light on Jamaican cultural history of the colonial period and the role of art in the resistance mounted by the enslaved, focusing closely on Sketches of Character, the remarkable series of lithographs produced by Jewish Jamaican artist Isaac Mendes Belisario (1795-1849) in the 1830s.
Artist(s):Belisario, Isaac Mendes
Indexing: Western, Latin America — Jamaica — Several Periods — Several Media
Plans: 71,02,04
Worldwide Number: 031565
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