Carter with Ox Team, Jamaica, 1820-21


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This record was last updated on 10 Aug 2011

Image Reference
HAKE8

Source
James Hakewill, A Picturesque Tour of the Island of Jamaica, from Drawings Made in the Years 1820 and 1821 (London, 1825; reprinted, Kingston, Jamaica and San Francisco, 1990), plate 15. (Copy in Archives and Special Collections, Univ. of Miami Library)

Comments
Caption, "The Bog Walk," by the river Rio Cobre shows carters driving team of oxen pulling wagon loaded with hogsheads; woman walking with small children. Hakewill was a British architectural and topographical draftsman. Several of his works are shown elsewhere on this website, and others relating to Jamaica can be found in T. Barringer, G. Forrester, and B. Martinez-Ruiz, Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and his Worlds (New Haven : Yale Center for British Art in association with Yale University Press, 2007), passim.