Small cup with scene of a slave being whipped

Cup with printed scene of a slave being whipped

Small cup with a tropical scene showing an overseer whipping a kneeling and chained enslaved African and the verse:

'From Sun to Sun the Negro toils
No smiles reward his trusty care,
And when the indignant mind recoils,
His doom is whips and black despair'

  • White china printed in green, 19th century
  • 75 diameter x 68mm high
  • Accession number MMM 54.171.486