Portrait of the Princess of Zanzibar with an African Attendant
Oil on Canvas
Scotland (Oterston-John Henderson)
18th Century reproduction of 17th Century Original
An inscription on the back reads:
John Henderson of Fordell Travelling in his youth thro Several parts of Asia and Africa from ye 1618 to ye 1628 was delivered unto Slavery by a Barbari Prince in Zanquebar on the Cost of Africa where a Princess of that Countrie contrived to the mians of both their Escape and getting aboard a ship trading up ye Red Sea landed and cam to Alexandrea where she died whose Picture Mr Henderson cauised take with her black Maid after their own country habit. From ye original picture at Oterston by W Frier, 1731.
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