EDWASTEMAN COLSTON – GICLEE PRINT
In 1680, Edward Colston, became a member of the Royal African Company, which had held the monopoly in England on trading along the west coast of Africa in gold, silver, ivory and slaves from 1662. During Colston’s involvement with the Royal African Company from 1680 to 1692, it is estimated that the company transported around 84,000 African men, women and children, who had been traded as slaves in West Africa, to the Caribbean and the rest of the Americas, of whom 19,000 died (possibly lots more) on their journey due to the poor conditions on many of the vessels.
Colston died on 11th October 1721, and again on 7th June 2020.
*Based from original biro & felt tip sketch of Edward Colston statue toppling by Black Lives Matter protesters in Bristol, UK in June 2020
Giclee on Hahnemuhle Photorag 308gsm paper
210 x 297mm
Limited edition of 20
Signed & numbered / Titled & dated on reverse
*All profits from each print go to HisGrace Evangelical Outreach to help support their Feed the Hungry Outreach project which serves the local community in Thornton Heath, Croydon, 6 days a week