‘A Bold Effort’: Illuminating images of slavery in the British Empire

A mysterious pair of hands on the edge of a family portrait sparked a campus collaboration resulting in two exhibitions, an international symposium, collections research, painting conservation, teaching from the collections, and public programs — all looking at how slaves were depicted in the British Empire.
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The image of the servant or slave whose disembodied hands appear at the lower left side of William Hogarth's "A Family Portrait" was included originally as a symbol of the family's wealth.
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