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.
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.