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|Date:||1800 - 1850|
|Artist:|| Alexander Rippingille - View biography for Alexander Rippingille|
The painting depicts Joseph Sturge, founder of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, who moved to Birmingham in 1822. His right hand rests on the shoulder of a young black girl, beside him is his bible and a parchment scroll bearing the inscription 'Emancipation'. The picture refers to his significant role in the campaign for the abolition of slavery. The society he founded still exists today as Anti-Slavery International and continues his aims to end all forms of slavery.
|Presented by The Society of Friends, 1978.|