Arrival of the First Africans at Jamestown

Dublin Core

Title

Arrival of the First Africans at Jamestown

Subject

Jamestown (Va.) - Pictorial works
Africans--Virginia--Jamestown--History--17th century
Slavery - Virginia - History
King, Sidney E. (Sidney Eugene), 1906-2002

Description

Painting depicting the arrival of the first Africans at Jamestown in August 1619. A Dutch ship traveling from the West Indies dropped anchor at Point Comfort and its crew approached the Jamestown settlers to negotiate a trade of some of their cargo for food and supplies needed to cross the Atlantic. Jamestown settlers accepted a group of African slaves in exchange for provisions for the Dutch crew's journey home.

Creator

King, Sidney E.

Date

1956

Date Created

1956

Is Part Of

Sidney E. King Paintings, AV2019.59.2

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

T1983-0626

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil painting on board

Physical Dimensions

26 x 17.25 inches

Citation

King, Sidney E., “Arrival of the First Africans at Jamestown,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed December 5, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/2685.