104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010  | 
(212) 254-4710  |  Mon - Fri, 10AM - 6PM
Follow Us:
  • We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

    (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
    Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM


    Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

    Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.

    Sale 2441 | Lot 7
    Price Realized: $688With Buyer's Premium
    Show Hammer Price
    • Click Image To Enlarge

    • Sale 2441 Lot 7

      (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) HUGGINS, W.J. The Black Joke, the Sybille and El Almirante. Hand-colored engraving after a painting by W. J. Huggins, representing three ships engaged in the slave trade, captured by the British. 18 x 23-1/2 inches; 2-1/2 inch closed tear to the right margin and a half inch closed tear at the top margin. London: W.J. Huggins, 1830

      Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

      These three ships engaged in the African slave trade (banned by the British in 1807) were captured by the British revenue cutters in the Bight of Benin. Clearly---as one can see---the trade continued to flourish in the hands of private individuals who would take the gamble, and pay for and outfit ships to make the three-stage trip from Liverpool or London to Africa to the West Indies.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $688