(12) 1861 The Hunted Slaves is Painted, a Powerful Indictment of Slavery in the United States at the Time (THE NATIONAL MUSUEMS AND GALLERRIES OF MERSEYSIDE WALKER ART GALLERY, LIVERPOOL)

The Hunted Slaves is a painting painted by British artist Richard Ansdell in the middle of the 19th century. It is a work that was painted in 1861, the first year of the American Civil War, a war that began because of the uncompromising beliefs between the free and slave states on slavery. The oil work portrays two African American slave runaways facing down savage hunting dogs, with one slave protecting the other. This historical piece snapshots the savagely cruel and brutal practice of slavery, effectively condemning it.


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Roger Munroe
Author: Roger Munroe