Diorama of the Zeezigt Coffee and Cotton Plantation, Gerrit Schouten, c. 1815 - c. 1821

Diorama of the Zeezigt Coffee and Cotton Plantation, Gerrit Schouten, c. 1815 - c. 1821

wood (plant material), h 57.5cm × w 155.5cm × d 25cm. More details

A plantation owner stands in the doorway of his white house (at centre), overseeing the slaves sweeping the terrace and working in the garden around the homestead. A freight ship has just arrived at far right. Slaves bring the crates and barrels ashore. The crates are marked with the letters PL (plantation) and Z (Zeezigt).

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