by William Blake
“Engravings for J.G. Stedman, Narrative, of a five year’s expedition, against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guinea, on the Wild Coast of South America; from the year 1772, to 1777. Published in London, 1796.”
“Going now to take my leave of Surinam, after all the horrors and cruelties with which I must have hurt both the eye and the heart of the reader, I will close with an emblematical picture of Europe supported by Africa and America, accompanied by an ardent wish that the friendly manner as they are represented, they may henceforth and to all eternity be the props of each other… We only differ in colour, but are certainly all created by the same hand.” [Capt. John Gabriel Stedman]
From the book, ‘Narrative, of a Five Years’ Expedition, Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam’ by JG Stedman.