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A View In The Island Of Jamaica, Of Roaring River Estate Belonging To William Beckford Esq. Near Savannah La Marr;

A View In The Island Of Jamaica, Of Roaring River Estate Belonging To William Beckford Esq. Near Savannah La Marr;

Artist: Robertson, George

Medium: Lithography

Date: 1778

Shelfmark: Maps K.Top 123

Item number: 54.b

Length: 42

Width: 56.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

A view of the Roaring River Estate. The drawing was completed in 1773 by George Robertson (1749-1788) who had been requested to make a record of the plantation in a series of drawings and paintings for its owner, William Beckford. Robertson's work presents an idyllic view of the lush landscape of the plantation ? a view which would have been far removed from the harsh reality of plantation life for its enslaved population.

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