Toussaint Louverture and General Thomas Maitland, Saint Domingue (St. Domingue, Haiti), 1790s

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Image Reference

Stephen Alexis, Black Liberator: the life of Toussaint Louverture (New York, 1949), facing p. 96; original source not given.

Caption, "General Maitland meets Toussaint to discuss secret treaty"; artist's rendition of event during the Haitian revolution, wherein the commander-in-chief of the British Army in Saint Domingue meets with the leader of the revolution. The treaty is described in Alexis, p. 110 ff. This image is also published in the 1985 Paris reprint edition of Antoine M├ętral, Histoire de l'expedition des Francais a Saint-Dominique (Paris, 1825), plate 18, where the source is given as an (unidentified) item in the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. It is questionable if there are any images of Toussaint that were actually taken from life. See also other images of Toussaint on this website.