A West India sportsman: Make haste with the Sangaree, Quashie, and tell Quaco to drive the birds up to me - I'm ready

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Title

A West India sportsman: Make haste with the Sangaree, Quashie, and tell Quaco to drive the birds up to me - I'm ready

Description

The English sportsman sits in a chair with his feet supported on a stool, gun in hand. He wears a hat with an enormous brim. A black male servant stands behind him (right) holding up an umbrella and a branch to beat off flies. A black boy approaches his master, who grins delightedly, with a huge goblet on a salver. Below the design: "Make haste with the Sangaree, Quashie, and tell Quaco to drive the Birds up to me, I'm ready." Under a palm tree (left) is a table covered with food: a shoulder of mutton (maybe), fish, a sucking-pig, a round of beef (maybe). On the ground are many bottles, some on their sides, others empty, etc.

Subject

Slavery - West Indies, British; West Indies, British - Race relations; Alcoholic beverages; Leisure - West Indies, British; Slaves - West Indies, British; Race relations; Game bird hunting - West Indies, British

Source

NLJ Print Collection

Identifier

D0004134

Format

JPEG

Type

Print

Publisher

London, William Holland, 1807

Citation

“A West India sportsman: Make haste with the Sangaree, Quashie, and tell Quaco to drive the birds up to me - I'm ready,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed November 25, 2020, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/2465.