Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond, Virginia, 1861

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Painted by Eyre Crowe, and published in Hugh Honour, The Image of the Black in Western Art (Menil Foundation, Harvard University Press, 1989), vol. 4, pt. 1, p. 205, fig. 127; original painting is held privately.

Shows enslaved man, several women and children; clothing styles depicted. The English artist Eyre Crowe observed this scene while on a trip through the South (see other images of slave sales in Richmond on this website).