Spring Garden Plantation, St. George Parish, Jamaica, 1820-21


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This record was last updated on 10 Aug 2011

Image Reference
HAKE3

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 8. (Copy in Archives and Special Collections, Univ. of Miami Library)

Comments
Seaside sugar plantation. Shows the plantation yard and sugar works, as well as the slave settlement and houses; also, a group of field slaves apparently returning from work and a white supervisor on horseback. 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.