Diorama of a slave dance, Gerrit Schouten, 1830

Diorama of a slave dance, Gerrit Schouten, 1830

wood, h 61cm × w 69.8cm × d 17.1cm. More details

Taking place in the tent is a du, a type of entertainment with music and dance that was performed at plantations. Both the performers and the audience were slaves. The lead role was played by the afrankeri, the narrator (the woman at far left). The man in the red outfit at right plays the king. The Europeans in Suriname loved this kind of folklore. They bought Schouten’s dioramas as souvenirs.

On display in room 1.17 Gerrit Schouten 1700-1830 Surinam

Collections with this work


Marjolein Bosman-Soer added this work to Gewoon mooi

May 13 2015 - 48 works 4 0

Rob Kobes added this work to Tijdvak 7 De tijd van pruiken en revoluties

May 13 2015 - 22 works 7 0

Pieter Kat added this work to Topstukken

May 13 2015 - 37 works 2 0

Make your own creations with this work