Henry Christophe, King of Haiti, 1818


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This record was last updated on 16 Jun 2009

Image Reference
NW0226

Source
Painted by Richard Evans and published in Hugh Honour, The Image of the Black in Western Art (Menil Foundation, Harvard University Press, 1989), vol. 4, pt. 1, p. 109, fig. 58; the oil painting is located in the Musée du Pantheon National, Haiti.

Comments
Full-length portrait of Christophe, one of the national heroes of Haiti; he served as a general under Toussaint Louverture, and in 1806 succeeded Dessaline as the president of the newly independent state of Haiti. In 1811, he styled himself as king of the country ( for more details, see Honour, Image of the Black, pp. 109-110).