London, Sugar and Slavery

2007Posted by Paul


Museum in Docklands’ new gallery, London, Sugar & Slavery, reveals how London’s involvement in slavery has shaped the capital since the 17th century, and challenges perceptions about the transatlantic slave trade.

Paul Howard's commission for the permanent gallery is a contemporised portrait of the son of a slave, revolutionary and abolitionst, Robert Wedderburn, and is based on the Museum's painting of the first chairman of the West India Dock Company and slave owner Sir George Hibbert.

Portrait of Lloyd Gordon as Robert WedderburnPortrait of George Hibbert

Left: 'Lloyd Gordon as Robert Wedderburn'.
Laserchrome photograph on dibond aluminium and perspex glass.
Each full portrait measures 1.9 x 1.3 metres.
Printed and mounted by Geigler Gmbh in Germany.
Framed by The Museum of London.
On display at Museum of London in Docklands.